At least 22 children in India have died with about 30 others being hospitalized after eating meals at their village school in the state of Dihar.
Back in 2001, the country decided that all Indian schools MUST provide free meals for kids under the age of 12, meaning the food used in the meals were actually provided by the government.
Right now, officials are blaming the food poisoning on organophosphorous, a commonly used insecticide that doubles as a weapon in chemical warfare.
High exposure to the dangerous chemical can cause irregular heartbeat, seizure, paralysis, and of course, death.
Officials are investigating whether or not the poisoning was intentional or not, which just makes us PRAY that there is nobody out there who would purposefully poison a group of innocent 5-12-year-olds.
Luckily for President Obama, the safeguards in place to detect people sending awful chemicals to him in the mail work pretty damn well!
Apparently letters meant for Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. contained traces of ricin — a highly toxic, naturally occurring protein which can kill an adult with just a few grains as small as table salt — and this message:
"To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance."
The letters were contained at off-site White House and Senate mail rooms, and all of them were signed:
"I am KC and I approve this message."
SUPER scary, especially with what's been going on in Boston! Luckily, it's looking like there's no link between the two. A confirmation of the level of ricin is expected sometime today. There is no specific test for exposure and no antidote once exposed.
The good news from this is that the protection that they have in place worked!
Wow, the world really needs to stop it with this whole trying to harm others stuff. We're getting pretty tired of hearing that people think it's okay to hurt their fellow man for any reason!
Earlier today we found out that Shain Gandee, one of the featured personalities on MTV's reality show Buckwild, had sadly died at the age of 21, but details surrounding the tragic incident were limited.
New reports claim that Shain, his uncle David Gandee, and an unidentified third person had decided to leave a bar in Sissonville around 3am Sunday because they wanted to go off-roading.
The bodies of all three people were found Monday in Shain's wrecked 1984 Bronco, which was stuck in a swampy area a few miles away from Shain's home.
Details seem to suggest that all three may have died after being exposed to carbon monoxide, especially since the car's tailpipe
Urooj Khan, a 46-year-old Chicago resident, won a $1 million lottery on a scratch-off ticket!!
After taxes and taking the lump sum and everything, he was cut a fat check for almost $425,000 on July 19th.
The hard-working Indian immigrant was an entrepreneur who had three dry cleaner businesses and said he planned to reinvest the money in his businesses, pay off his debts and donate a chunk to St. Jude's Children's Research hospital!