If I Had to Poison My Roommate, I’d Definitely Go with Thallium

Monday, May 13, 2013
Zhu Ling

by Sun Wei

When it comes to poisoning someone you know, we face a plethora of options.

In recent days, we’ve seen a student at Fudan University kill his roommate by slipping N-Nitrosodimethylamine into the room’s water dispenser.

We’ve also seen the head of a kindergarten inject tetramine, a strong rat poison, into yogurt which killed two young girls at a rival school.

Those aren’t bad choices. But if, hypothetically, I had to poison someone, I’d probably go with thallium.

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