(imported from the old site)
Shanghai Daily ran an interesting piece yesterday about a boy’s adventure with gas. This one didn’t involve fire though.
Apearantly a boy in Yibin City, Sichuan, China started drinking gasoline after watching one of the animated Transformers series.
“Since my son started to drink gas, his IQ has dropped sharply and now he can’t figure out simple addition and subtraction,” the father said.
“Before that, he was a very smart boy, and he could even repair the television. But now he does not know the answer of 7 plus 17.”The worried parents finally took their son to hospital where they were told the boy had a mental disorder and a strong “gasoline dependence.”
I think what bothers me the most about the story is that it took the kid’s parents FIVE YEARS to realise that something was wrong and take him for medical attention after drinking gasoline, even after he started drinking two to three bottles of it at a time.
So remember kids, Optimus and friends get their power from Energon, not gas.
…That’s the Go-Bots. [Boy drank gasoline to copy his TV heroes: Shanghai Daily]