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Teenager drinks cocktail containing liquid Nitrogen, has Stomach removed

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who the hell in there right mind would drink a cocktail with liquid nitrogen in it, not saying anything about the girl cus they prolly thought it was a name for someat else but thats insane. drinks industry must really be struggling to come up with new stuff putting that in a drink

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My dorm used to go through tens of liters of liquid nitrogen to make ice cream.

Not quite sure how you could consume something containing LN and not notice that something might be amiss.

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I read about this earlier. It really is shocking and I'm appalled that something like this could happen. While it's not the sort of drink I would ever order I do not blame the girl, as people have a reasonable expectation that products they are served are fit for purpose - in the case of a drink that means being safe for consumption. Clearly this was not. This is a disgusting trend and one which I hope will now disappear overnight now that people are aware of the risks.

Not quite sure how you could consume something containing LN and not notice that something might be amiss.

It apparently only takes a few drops to cause the amount of harm she suffered, which would have been possible if she drank the drink quickly. Like with any extreme temperature it can take a second or two to react to it, by which time it would have been too late. While she may have shown poor judgement - and that remains to be seen, nor is it appropriate to blame the victim - the fault lies with the premises for serving a fundamentally unsafe product.

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who the hell in there right mind would drink a cocktail with liquid nitrogen in it, not saying anything about the girl cus they prolly thought it was a name for someat else but thats insane. drinks industry must really be struggling to come up with new stuff putting that in a drink

It's supposed to create a flashy effect when the nitrogen boils and all the vapours come off in a cloud. I'm pretty sure the bar is at fault and shouldn't have let her drink it until it had stopped smoking. The bar can't just assume that drunk people will know or respect that they're not supposed to drink it until all of the Nitrogen has evaporated.

My dorm used to go through tens of liters of liquid nitrogen to make ice cream.

Not quite sure how you could consume something containing LN and not notice that something might be amiss.

She felt slightly breathless a little while after drinking it then collapsed in pain apparently.

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Maybe she thought she was a T1000 and could come back together after being shattered.

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I'll have mine shaken smoking, not stirred!

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Liquid Nitrogen, bringing overclock to a whole new level /s

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How is this even legal?

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crazy, indeed. My freshman year of college, the big thing was for the bars to do flaming shots, saw a guy get is face lit up. Now the new thing is liquid nitrogen. What ever happened to the nice days of having a chill drink with some friends?

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I'm pretty sure the bar is at fault and shouldn't have let her drink it until it had stopped smoking. The bar can't just assume that drunk people will know or respect that they're not supposed to drink it until all of the Nitrogen has evaporated.

No, the fault definitely lies with the bar for serving an unsafe product. It shouldn't be used at all. You can't have a product that when consumed a few seconds too early could kill you, especially when in the hands of people not trained to use it. Premises aren't allowed to serve drinks at over 100C, so why should they be allowed to serve something more than twice that amount below 0C?

How is this even legal?

If it is actually legal then I imagine it won't be for much longer. It amounts to reckless endangerment of the public health.

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How is this even legal?

Places that provide a service have a legal obligation to make sure that what they're serving is fit for consumption by humans, so what they did, if it is found that the liquid nitrogen was 100% to blame for her injury, is highly illegal.

No, the fault definitely lies with the bar for serving an unsafe product. It shouldn't be used at all. You can't have a product that when consumed a few seconds too early could kill you, especially when in the hands of people not trained to use it. Premises aren't allowed to serve drinks at over 100C, so why should they be allowed to serve something more than twice that amount below 0C?

If it is actually legal then I imagine it won't be for much longer. It amounts to reckless endangerment of the public health.

That's what I'm saying. It's not necessarily that such cocktails are unsafe and must be banned, just that bars need to provide proper training to their staff so that they don't hand over the cocktail until it's safe to drink (i.e. until the nitrogen has evaporated completely).

Due to the threat of legal action I imagine a lot of bars would simply not serve them in the first place after this.

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Places that provide a service have a legal obligation to make sure that what they're serving is fit for consumption by humans, so what they did, if it is found that the liquid nitrogen was 100% to blame for her injury, is highly illegal.

That's what I'm saying. It's not necessarily that such cocktails are unsafe and must be banned, just that bars need to provide proper training to their staff so that they don't hand over the cocktail until it's safe to drink (i.e. until the nitrogen has evaporated completely).

Due to the threat of legal action I imagine a lot of bars would simply not serve them in the first place after this.

Personally if I knew a bar used liquid nitrogen to mix their drinks I wouldn't go there. Bar Tenders get swamped pretty quickly odds of them doing any type of waiting is a ridiculous notion.

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Personally if I knew a bar used liquid nitrogen to mix their drinks I wouldn't go there. Bar Tenders get swamped pretty quickly odds of them doing any type of waiting is a ridiculous notion.

She ordered a "Nitrogen Jaggermeister" so it's not like the bar hid the fact there was Liquid Nitrogen in it.

You're probably right, there's no realistic way they could safely serve it.

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She ordered a "Nitrogen Jaggermeister" so it's not like the bar hid the fact there was Liquid Nitrogen in it.

You're probably right, there's no realistic way they could safely serve it.

The point is its on the premises, most bar tenders mix more than one drink at the same time, which goes back to my point if bar tenders are trying to knock this stuff out as fast as possible the risk of contamination grows exponentially with more and more customers swarming the bar.

Most bar tenders at least in LA put four drinks on the bar and do them pretty close to simultaneously to put on a show and get more tips, at least in my opinion its to powerful of a substance to be in the hands of people that don't appreciate how deadly liquid nitrogen is.

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The point is its on the premises, most bar tenders mix more than one drink at the same time, which goes back to my point if bar tenders are trying to knock this stuff out as fast as possible the risk of contamination grows exponentially with more and more customers swarming the bar.

Most bar tenders at least in LA put four drinks on the bar and do them pretty close to simultaneously to put on a show and get more tips, at least in my opinion its to powerful of a substance to be in the hands of people that don't appreciate how deadly liquid nitrogen is.

Your drink smoking would be a slight giveaway though :p

Nitrogen boils at -195? C so as soon as it hits room temperature or mixes with your drink, it boils and smokes like a steam engine.

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Your drink smoking would be a slight giveaway though :p

Nitrogen boils at -195? C so as soon as it hits room temperature or mixes with your drink, it boils and smokes like a steam engine.

I don't know about you but when I'm drunk and trying to get laid the last thing I'm going to notice is my drink smoking :p.

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Just when you think no one can get any stupider someone comes along to prove you wrong.

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They just removed her stomach? Well, she was lucky....

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This girl is the victim of an irresponsible alcohol industry

How about no? The girl is a victim of lack of brains.

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The bar can't just assume that drunk people will know or respect that they're not supposed to drink it until all of the Nitrogen has evaporated.

I don't see any indication that she was drunk and drank it out of stupidity. It seems like she genuinely didn't know either that it contained actual liquid nitrogen or that liquid nitrogen is harmful to ingest if still smoking and not being familier with this drink had no idea that a consumable item is not comsumable when it is still smoking, and that it appeared to be just a harmless effect.

I hope that she sues the bar for $2.2 million dollars.

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How about no? The girl is a victim of lack of brains.

Maybe you should engage your brain before you comment, how do you know she even knew the effects the contents of the drink would have on her if she drank it?

For all you know she could of been totally smashed ordered the drink thinking it was a gimmick that bar offered.

It is the responsibility of the vendor to make sure that what they are selling is safe to be consumed.

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How about no? The girl is a victim of lack of brains.

Quote from the BBC-

"In cocktails it is usually used to freeze ingredients, to chill glasses or as a visual gimmick."

Liquid nitrogen is used all the time in bars. Well it seems like it's a bad idea though!

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I read about this earlier. It really is shocking and I'm appalled that something like this could happen. While it's not the sort of drink I would ever order I do not blame the girl, as people have a reasonable expectation that products they are served are fit for purpose - in the case of a drink that means being safe for consumption. Clearly this was not. This is a disgusting trend and one which I hope will now disappear overnight now that people are aware of the risks.

It apparently only takes a few drops to cause the amount of harm she suffered, which would have been possible if she drank the drink quickly. Like with any extreme temperature it can take a second or two to react to it, by which time it would have been too late. While she may have shown poor judgement - and that remains to be seen, nor is it appropriate to blame the victim - the fault lies with the premises for serving a fundamentally unsafe product.

Oh WOW, NOT IN THE US. Seems you guys have just as many 'idiots' as we do, eh?

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How about no? The girl is a victim of lack of brains.

It's not unreasonable to expect something you order in a bar to be safe to consume. I don't see how she's stupid.

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