Telegraph: “Teacher forced pupils at Japanese school to drink diluted acid”

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 am ET
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Some may find this relevant after yesterday’s report: Top Japan Official: Let elderly people "hurry up and die" -Guardian  

Title: Teacher forced pupils at Japanese school to drink diluted acid
Source: Telegraph
Author: Julian Ryall
Date: 23 Jan 2013

[...] The teacher, who has not been named, ordered the [two] boys to drink [diluted hydrochloric acid] after they reported an incorrect result in a science experiment on January 18, the Nikkei Shimbun reported. [...]

Officials of the local board of education in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, said the teacher had informed them that the acid posed no danger to the children as it was diluted.

But the authorities were not convinced. [...]

“As this incident posed a risk to the life and health of students, it was a grave failure of leadership and we can only apologize to the students and their families,” -Statement from the local board of education

See also: "Don't be a chicken" mayor tells parents who are concerned their children are eating radioactive lunches

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 2:14 am ET
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8 comments to Telegraph: “Teacher forced pupils at Japanese school to drink diluted acid”

  • m a x l i

    If the diluted acid poses a danger to health or not is not even the point. Forcing someone to drink a glass of pristine water as a form of punishment is wrong. Next step would be "harmless" water boarding.

    I'm wondering here, if the topic of the science lesson was to teach the pupils that the solution to pollution would be dilution.


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  • skizexq skizexq

    By George, I thin you've got it, Watson! Dilution is the panacea that many seem to think is the answer to this mess…and who bette rto train than youngsters …to the new reality.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    the only wrinkle in the theory is … Bioconcentration … which reverses the process of dilution with this pollution … and it really freaked out the early health physicists on the scene … who were then replaced with anonymous 'yes-men' whores …standard procedure in this wholly unwholesome 'industry' …

    peace, 'newsers, … Keep on hammerin'


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  • mark_eric

    “As this incident posed a risk to the life and health of students, it was a grave failure of leadership and we can only apologize to the students and their families,” -Statement from the local board of education

    This is just soooo disappointing. That teacher probably was a really cool science teacher. I'm not one to normally defend the crazy things that we hear many Japanese teachers doing to their students, but this one is LOL.

    This was a fine "punishment" for messing up an experiment, as the punishment had the potential to be a fun lesson as well. Clearly somewhere there has been a failure to educate, as well as a failure of sense of humor.

    You see, the teacher didn't even have to dilute the acid. I've drunk hydrochloric acid many times, to demonstrate a point. Actually, since I have acid-reflux disease, practically every time I burp, I end up "drinking" a little hydrochloric acid.

    Hydrochloric acid is stomach acid, and for a normally healthy youth, drinking a little, especially if dilute, is no more dangerous than drinking a tablespoon of white vinegar.

    "Next time you mess up, I'm gonna make you drink liquid nitrogen!"

    Ok, that one should really only be tried by professionals. It's all in the timing.


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  • mark_eric

    Oh, by the way, I already had acid reflux before I drank hydrochloric acid. I realized it might sound like that caused the GIRD.

    "Oh yeah, real safe buddy!"

    Trust me!


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Global Infant Mortality Numbers Due To Out Of Control Fukushima Nuclear Fires; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/number-of-global-infant-mortality.html

    Summary of Negative Health Effects Of Low Dose Radiation On Children Around Chernobyl; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/low-dose-chernobyl-and-fukushima.html


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Teacher to students;

    Come back tomorrow, when we will all eat batteries together.

    On Friday, we will start decontamination practice, by eating bits of rods blown out of Fukushima Unit #3.

    All hail and worship to the gods of blind chemistry and science

    Let's sacrifice a few million more kids on the alter…


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    The Telegraph article appears to have been removed. The government of Japan has a long reach, apparently.

    However, 27,000 cancer patients in the UK can't pay their heating fuel bills as the costs continue to climb:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/9819155/27000-cancer-patients-struggle-to-pay-fuel-bills.html

    With the new Japanese push into currency war (wherever you live, you're in it, too – you should understand what it means) driving up the cost of fuel – the beginning of hyperinflation – the cancer stricken will be even more destitute, with a government that wants them to die early.


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