The geniuses over at Digg have made a primer on “how not to kill yourself with household items.” Many of these items include standard food and drink like water, cinnamon, potatoes, and chewing gum. So, if you’d like to avoid croaking from ingesting too much of something, we suggest you look below to find out how much of each food and beverage you must ingest before you die.
- Cinnamon: 40 tablespoons
- Capsaicin: (found in spicy food): 6 grams
- Blue cheese: 22 pounds
- Water: 1.75 gallons
- Spoiled potato skins: 40 milligrams
- Chewing gum: 404 packs
- Carrots: 39 pounds
Digg notes that the information cited in their post “is based on rough estimates calculated for a 154-pound adult” and that “all calculations have been made using peer-reviewed-published LD50s.”
Now, click through the gallery for nifty illustrations—and further details—about potentially fatal foods. Then head on over to Digg for more facts and awesome illustrations.
All illustrations by Lindsay Mound for Digg.