Apparently, tainting our toothpaste is a thing of the past. China has moved on to bigger and badder projects, introducing the world to Aqua Dots laced with the date rape drug GHB.
You're probably thinking, "Stop the presses! What on earth is an Aqua Dot?" Apparently they are tiny plastic balls that can be arranged into shapes (probably something girly like a pony or heart). The object is to then spray them with water so they magically stick together.
The kicker is, the same chemical that makes the dots stick together also metabolizes into GHB when ingested. How weird-o is that? If you eat a few Aqua Dots, your body somehow manages to turn them into Gama Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB).
It seems that today we are buying all sorts of unneccessary crap. And all that junk seems to contain crazy chemicals that yield unpredictable results. Do we really need scientists working feverishly in the lab to invent a substance that, when sprayed with water, will adhere to other like substances?