Nico­tine used to be the strong­est poi­son

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion -

Smok­ing and an ex­plo­sion in rab­bit num­bers are two prob­lems in Aus­tralia.

Did you know pure nico­tine was used as a rab­bit poi­son way back, and at that time nico­tine was the most po­tent poi­son known to man?

Poi­sons were rated in mice units — that is, how many mice would one unit of poi­son kill, and nico­tine had the high­est rat­ing.

But as they say in the trade, medicines are just di­luted poi­sons and per­fumes are just di­luted s..t.

Ken Sali­gari, Ex­mouth

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