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Police Warned About New Drinking Game That Could Leave Teens Blind

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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WASHINGTON, DC – Drug prevention advocates are warning Maryland police and schools to caution students against pouring vodka in their eyes as graduation and Beach Week approach.

“Younger teens who are the high school drinkers are the ones who are going to end up trying to do this,” said Mike Gimbel, Baltimore County’s drug “czar” for 30 years and now president of a substance abuse consulting firm in Maryland. “They are going to go to Ocean City, and some of these idiots are going to do it and make themselves blind.”

“Vodka eyeballing” is a fairly new method of alcohol intake thrust into the national spotlight by a London tabloid. Hundreds of YouTube videos document the practice — and every time, the “eyeballer” screams in pain when alcohol meets the eye, whether by way of a shot glass or straight from the bottle. Doctors warn that the practice can lead to blinding.

Gimbel said he is sending out immediate alerts to state police, schools and parents.

Three 2009 college graduates living in the District of Columbia told The Washington Examiner that eyeballing was a common party stunt. They said they wished to remain anonymous to avoid being associated with the practice.

“Every time, it was a big spectacle where people were like ‘what the hell is that kid doing,’ " said one graduate, who compared the feeling to getting shampoo in the eye.

Another said he had tried eyeballing a few times.

“It stings for a couple seconds,” he said, adding that snorting bourbon is much more popular.

“It feels like a baseball bat hitting you in the back of the head — for about two to three minutes,” he said of inhaling caps full of the American-style whiskey.

Like snorting alcohol, eyeballing “gets you drunker faster on a lot less vodka,” said optometrist Stephen Glasser, who has been practicing locally for more than three decades. “When you go through your eye to your sinuses, it is close to straight injection. The alcohol absorbs into the bloodstream right away.”

Maryland optometrist Alan Glazier compared eyeballing to an alcohol enema.

“In essence, you could melt the cornea,” he said.

Some doctors and college administrators are skeptical that eyeballing is a growing trend.

Gimbel said the reality of the trend is “secondary” to the fact that “when kids start seeing the videos, they are going to try it.”

Two years ago, YouTube helped make alcohol inhalation recreational in Britain and, soon after, in the United States.

“It got totally out of control rather quickly, with lots of people ending up in the hospital,” Gimbel said.

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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That has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard of, next to the choking game. I'm sorry, but I can't have any remorse to the people who do this.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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What can you do? If teenagers think it's cool to pour vodka in their eyes, they're gonna do it. It's not like they were gonna grow up to be brain surgeons in the first place.

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by technical difficulties
That has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard of, next to the choking game. I'm sorry, but I can't have any remorse to the people who do this.


Whats the choking game?


Natural selection at its finest I suppose.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by The_Zomar

Originally posted by technical difficulties
That has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard of, next to the choking game. I'm sorry, but I can't have any remorse to the people who do this.


Whats the choking game?


Natural selection at its finest I suppose.
en.wikipedia.org...

Basically, you choke yourself (or you can be assisted by a friend), to get high without taking drugs.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Where do these people get their ideas from???? Were people doing this years ago? Its kind of funny, because its just such a dumb thing to do, and then sad at the same time...well kinda. What will our teens think of next?



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Chalk one up for Charles Darwin!

I think this is a wonderful way to keep track of the "Genetically Inferior".

Somewhere, deep in a cave, there is an Evil Villain laughing at how easily he has been able to manipulate the masses to do the stupidest things imaginable, simply by strategic media placement on YouTube.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Pouring Vodka into your eyes...

Snorting Bourbon...

WTF ever happened to manning up and taking a damn shot??

I say let them blind themselves.. freakin idiots.. what the hell is wrong with kids anymore, they come up with the dumbest ways to get high/drunk.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Cant wait to see how the nation handles such a large population of invalids deaf from their stupid iPod's and blinded by their own stupidity.

Folks think the current welfare/medicare/medicaid debacle is bad just wait until these morons fail out of life and land on the fast track to life-long dependence.

Hopefully most of them choke themselves to death before they make it to being a burden.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Good God!

People will do anything for a buzz it seems..

Maybe if the drug laws were not as screwed up,idiots would not have to resort to such stupid behaviour in the first place.

Reminds me of years back I went to a rock festival and there was a guy wandering about with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a syringe,with a sign saying "Jack D injection-£1 a go."

People were actually getting a shot.

And he only had 1 syringe as far as I could see.

Oh well someones gotta thin out the gene pool I suppose...

Just mind numbingly retarded.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse


Reminds me of years back I went to a rock festival and there was a guy wandering about with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a syringe,with a sign saying "Jack D injection-£1 a go."

People were actually getting a shot.


Wow, I am an officer and I have never heard of that...that would take a special kind of stupid. What kind of person would be so desperate to get drunk that they would get a ACTUAL SHOT...
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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by Mr Pliskin
Somewhere, deep in a cave, there is an Evil Villain laughing at how easily he has been able to manipulate the masses to do the stupidest things imaginable, simply by strategic media placement on YouTube.


This could actually be a conspiracy...but who could be behind it?!?!? The Builerburgs, The Masons, The Illuminati?!?!?

Just kidding around there, but you are right, this is a case of Social Darwinism.

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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I hope that they go blind. They will then have a long lasting memory of their last high school party. Stupid is as stupid does...

Let's not get into those who choose the Vodka Enema. That's always great fun at parties. "Hey buddy! Can you hook me up?"



The 2007 Darwin Award - created to "commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it" - has been claimed by the Texas man whose addiction to alcohol enemas eventually led to a fateful encounter with two 1.5 litre bottles of sherry.


www.theregister.co.uk...



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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What the f--k? And these are college graduates (supposedly the "brightest" of our nation?). Wow, I am totally lost. I would love to now where these ideas come from because I am 22 and not once have I ever encountered something like this ... 6 shots of Jack Daniels and im out cold yet these kids are putting it into THEIR EYEBALLS and SNORTING bourbon? Wow.

We really need to institute mandatory universal conscription upon ones 18th birthday or high school graduation whichever occurs first.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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I always wonder about the very first person that said -- "Hey, I know, let's just pour this Vodka right into our eye sockets and see what happens next..."

It has as much intelligence behind it as Russian Roulette in my opinion. Snorting aerosol cans, inhaling glue, choking oneself....

It all has to do with the power of facing possible death or dismemberment and living to say -- "I survived".

Unfortunately, those that don't survive can't tell everybody what a bad idea it was in the first place.



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