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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

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A teenager has had her stomach removed in life-saving emergency surgery after she drank a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen during a night out in northern England.
The 18-year-old, named in media reports as Gabby Scanlan, was rushed to hospital after she began feeling breathless and suffering severe stomach pain on consuming the drink at a bar in Lancaster on Thursday.
She was diagnosed with a perforated stomach and doctors performed emergency surgery to remove the organ, Lancashire Police said.Read More

Poor girl, she was celebrating her 18th birthday.

Anyone ever had one of these drinks?


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

read about this today, poor girl.... you assume at least drinks from the bar are safe

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

I saw this earlier when I first got to work. My friend lives right near Heysham so I'm going to ask her if she has heard of the girl or anything since she also works at one of the high schools.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

I smell a lawsuit

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

Might drink some thermite, worth a go.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

I wonder what she will do as far as nutrition goes.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

How would you ingest liguid nitrogen?
Wouldn't your lips and tongue freeze solid instantly?

Did they run out of icecubes?  I would think criminal charges and a civil lawsuit will follow.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Drinking PBR will do the same thing to your stomach. :tu:

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

I just saw this on the news, poor girl. Using liquid nitrogen is not something a bar tender should be doing surely? No disrepect to bar tenders!


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

wow i can't believe this sort of thing is being served to people in their drinks!
i figure she must have had several of these drinks to be affected the way she was. either that or she had an existing condition that was aggravated by it.
otherwise wouldn't a bunch of people from the same bar have had similar problems?


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

I hate that she has no stomach anymore, but I'm sorry she was dumb.

If it looks like something harmful and you've had a chemistry class (which by 18 she should have) don't drink it.

It's like petting a barking, snarling dog and complaining when you get bitten.

And yes the club that served the drinks are morons too.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:10 PM

View Postcoldethyl, on 08 October 2012 - 07:55 PM, said:

I hate that she has no stomach anymore, but I'm sorry she was dumb.

If it looks like something harmful and you've had a chemistry class (which by 18 she should have) don't drink it.

It's like petting a barking, snarling dog and complaining when you get bitten.

And yes the club that served the drinks are morons too.

I think you are being a bit harsh calling her dumb , If she had of just drank liquid nitrogen for the fun of it , then sure she's dumb but she got this drink at a licenced venue and it was claimed to be safe . She had just turned 18 and was having fun and trying new things , if the drink wasn't safe it should never have been put on the menu to start with .

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:39 PM

View Posttipotep, on 08 October 2012 - 11:10 PM, said:

I think you are being a bit harsh calling her dumb , If she had of just drank liquid nitrogen for the fun of it , then sure she's dumb but she got this drink at a licenced venue and it was claimed to be safe . She had just turned 18 and was having fun and trying new things , if the drink wasn't safe it should never have been put on the menu to start with .

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Well then you think I'm a bit harsh.  It's my opinion.

If a licensed establishment tried to sell me a bottle of nails to drink, I'd know better.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

View Postcoldethyl, on 08 October 2012 - 11:39 PM, said:

Well then you think I'm a bit harsh.  It's my opinion.

If a licensed establishment tried to sell me a bottle of nails to drink, I'd know better.

The difference is that a licenced establishment wouldn't sell a bottle of nails but they sold this drink ....

Edit : To add  - I'm not trying to have a go at you and I can respect everyones opinions :tu:

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Edited by tipotep, 08 October 2012 - 11:58 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:04 AM

View Posttipotep, on 08 October 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

The difference is that a licenced establishment wouldn't sell a bottle of nails but they sold this drink ....

Edit : To add  - I'm not trying to have a go at you and I can respect everyones opinions :tu:

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Understood.

But I have 2 kids over 18 and honestly if they did something like this I'd think they were dumb to drink it too.  Just being honest.

I do feel bad for a young girl with such a huge medical problem now, and I too put partial blame on the establishment.  I'm just saying that at a certain time we have to all take responsibility for our own actions and have some common sense.  Hopefully the establishment is shut down and has to pay out a lot of money to her.





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