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'Eyeballing' Vodka Fad Becomes New Danger for Teens

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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I've done it a few times, and whilst it did make me feel more drunk, I guess it could just been psychology.

Didn't think the alcohol should be strong enough to do eye-damage, and frankly it never did anything to my vision, that I've ever noticed.
I won't do it again, but that's just because of growing up. Main reason why people do it is because its supposed to send alcohol directly into the brain, therefore staying in high concentration. Main reason why people (like me) would ant to do that is shown by an experiment called Rat Park: en.wikipedia.org...

What some (mostly the dying-older generation) fail to understand is that modern life has become for humans, how like living in a filthy-tiny rat cage is for rats. This is not new, but it is the main reason why substance use (because "use" is what it actually is) has an appeal.

PS Neither me (or most of my threads) are what many describe as "stupid" people. But hay, more fool them!!




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by Violater1
Whats next? Bleach to the genitalia?


Shhhh...you'll give them ideas



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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Shhhh...you'll give them ideas


White Eye is the New Brown Eye



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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What a waste of some perfectly good vodka. I doubt this sort of waste happens in Russia :p

But seriously, other then the health hazard, do these kids like to throw there money away?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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They probably stole it from their parent's liquor cabinet anyway, or they hang out with that one older guy that has nothing but high school friends because he lacks the social skills to hang out with people of his own age.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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Ya know I prefer my vodka in a shot glass that I drink. I think this goes along with the kids passing eachother out and huffing compressed air. How goofy do you have to be? At least with doing some drugs I can see a temporary benefit for the individual. Heck even drinking gives you a nice buzz. But doing stupid crap to hurt yourself to make people laugh? You've got to be a few nuggets short of a happy meal.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Wouldnt the strength of the alchohol remove the protective layer on the eye?
Or what if it got into the orbit?
Damn this sounds stupid and bad, and wasteful.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter

Damn this sounds stupid and bad, and wasteful.


I know, what a waste of good vodka.

So many more important things one can do with it. Martinis for instance.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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As per the article in the OP:


Optometric experts have said pouring vodka on the eyeball can take off the top layer of the cornea, possibly leading to blindness.


So yeah it would appear that this could lead to blindness in instances of continuous exposure. Dummies!



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Martinis for instance


I concur!



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Violater1

Whats next? Bleach to the genitalia?


Old friend of mine was this girl, she was a heroin addict again while out on probation, and she was subject to regular urine tests to screen her for drug use...

Day of the test she would drink bleach, somehow the concept was it would mess with her urine enough that she could pass the drug test, and she did have some success with this method...

I'm telling her "Sweetie, can you see that there is something wrong with your thinking, that you must be doing something wrong, when drinking bleach can seem to you to be the better of your alternatives???"...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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Kids also smoke oxycodone tablets, yes smoke them. And they take DXM(dextromethorphan) containing products, which also contain extremely harmful antihistamines and such to get high. The vodka in the eyes thing though just takes the cake, good God man..



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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So did she ever relent? Just curious.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 10:55 PM
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The bleach didn't work forever, she went back to prison, and I have not seen her, or had an update on her, in the intervening years...
I hope for the best, she was intelligent and capable, and a mother...



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Just wait till they discover how blasted drunk they can get by putting vodka up their butts! Also works amazing well with Scope mouth wash!

(Plus, you get a minty fresh butt!)




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Well I think its stupid but was wondering why Vodka and not Bourbon?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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Wow, very heartfelt story, I commend you for trying to help her none the less. Thank you for sharing



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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Eyeball Paul

This is where is comes from

Eyeball Paul was a character in the Harry Enfield Film Kevin and Perry go Large (2000)

This was a guy who used to do exactly what is being done here. So this is not a new thing, but I guess it has made a resurgence!



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:41 PM
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Kids these days. We recently and still have middle schoolers coming to our college on field trips. Kids these days are freaking so infuriating. They try and dress like they are 18, and act like they own the world. They are not acting their age and it saddens me to see them not enjoying their childhood.

This eye vodka thing is madness. *sigh*, the world we live in.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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I agree 100%. There are soooo many influences in this day and age, i.e. Interwebz, MSM, crap A$$ reality shows, I think they all play a roll one way or another. Sad indeed!



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