# it may seem a funny and a silly doubt...but...

My Question for past few years which I felt shy to ask my teachers is...

when a poison crosses its expiry date ...it becomes more poisonous or less poisonous?

Note by Poonayu Sharma
5 years, 4 months ago

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

- 5 years, 4 months ago

It would be less effective so less poisonous

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Thanks to u both... :D

- 5 years, 4 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Thank you very much sir :D

- 5 years, 4 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

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

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I guess the whole idea of instigating a war of astronomical proportions made him a little forgetful!

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Depends, anyway you die.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

:P

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

- 5 years, 4 months ago

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

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Thank you very much :D

- 5 years, 4 months ago