Finding Unique Murder Weapons


Although it is twisted, I like killing people–in stories that is. Not in real life! So, as a killer on paper, I am always looking for the next best murder weapon. This week I found one: Visine. Yes, the eye wash–the one that “gets the red out” of your eyes. Who knew?

According to webzine The Inquisitr:

Tetrahydrozoline, an ingredient found in Visine and other eye drops, can cause quite a few problems if it is ingested. Included in  the symptoms are vomiting, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty  breathing. The chemical can also cause tremors and seizures.

It’s a readily available weapon. It’s probably in my victim’s medicine cabinet. If not, my murderer can find it on any superstore shelf with the other health products.  There’s an irony in the product placement–health products–isn’t there? You can bet you’ll see Visine make an appearance in a future story of mine.

Watch for it (pun fully intended).

6 responses »

  1. Great idea. Would the victim taste if it’s slipped into his drink? Well, if the drink is a martini … Possibilities there.

  2. Ah Visine. A practical tool.

    I have a friend who, as a waiter in a prominent Chinese restaurant some many years ago, used this particular product while exacting revenge on particularly hostile or ill-mannered customers. That is to say, one well-measured squirt into a soda, or a tea, would cause instant explosive diarrhea to the one who ingests it. Like Iocaine powder of Princess Bride fame, it is odorless and tasteless.

    I love discovering new ways to kill people. For literary reasons only. I don’t actually kill people either, but I’m probably on some government watchlist somewhere, thanks to my random searches on the internet.

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