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Expiration dates are supposed to indicate when the product ceases to function as sold. So, for example, safe foods cease to be safe foods past expiration. Prescription pills ceases to work as well past expiration. Poisons ceases to be as effective past expiration. So, "less poisonous", in the case of common poisons.

An example of this is one of the Serbian assassinators of Franz Ferdinand. After killing the Archduke, he consumed cyanide pills in an attempt of suicide. However, the pills did not work, and he got violently ill. Then, he was caught, tortured and imprisoned.

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TopNewestExpiration dates are supposed to indicate when the product ceases to function as sold. So, for example, safe foods cease to be safe foods past expiration. Prescription pills ceases to work as well past expiration. Poisons ceases to be as effective past expiration. So, "less poisonous", in the case of common poisons.

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An example of this is one of the Serbian assassinators of Franz Ferdinand. After killing the Archduke, he consumed cyanide pills in an attempt of suicide. However, the pills did not work, and he got violently ill. Then, he was caught, tortured and imprisoned.

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Didn't the assassin bother to read the expiration date of those cyanide pills? ??

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Thank you very much sir :D

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Depends, anyway you die.

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:P

Ohh...does the effect depend on whether the poison is organic or inorganic?

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I was just joking. Poison become less poisonous after expiry.

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It would be less effective so less poisonous

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Thanks to u both... :D

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Lol.....good one Poonayu.......must ask this to Acp :D

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