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Legalize Tetrodotoxin by whitehotphoenix Legalize Tetrodotoxin by whitehotphoenix
Actors in zombie makeup march on the Texas Capitol for "Zombie Rights" On October 25, 2009. The event is known as Dismember the Alamo and it's held annually by local movie theater-restaurant hybrid, The Alamo Drafthouse.

Tetrodotoxin is a potent neurotoxin with no known antidote. Its name derives from Tetraodontiformes, the name of the order that includes the pufferfish, porcupinefish, ocean sunfish or mola, and triggerfish, several species of which carry the toxin. Tetrodotoxin is 100 times more poisonous than potassium cyanide. It is not always entirely fatal, however; at near-lethal doses, it can leave a person in a state of near-death for several days, while the person continues to be conscious. It is for this reason that tetrodotoxin has been alleged to be an ingredient in Haitian voodooism and the closest actual manifestation to zombieism in the physical world...


(some text sourced from the wikipedia article on Tetrodotoxin. [link])

Deviant :icontanya3286:*tanya3286 mentions in the comments below:
I actually saw a documentary on Nat Geo regarding what you wrote.. except that what the presenter on NG said was that -

'it almost kills you by reducing ur heartbeat to once a minute or so with a near lethal dose. The victim sleeps in a coma like slumber and then the voodoo master generally buries the victim who wakes up in a coffin underground, and finally awakes to find himself buried alive underground in a cold coffin. The resulting trauma may lead to temporary or permanent mental damage, under which circumstance the voodoo master can manipulate the victim to do his bidding'



Edit: 12/29/2010
I just came back from vacation to find that I received a Daily Deviation award for the first time ever! That is so exciting, you seriously don't understand. :) I've been waiting/hoping for one for 6 years! 6 years! I wish I could have been here to see it happening, but I'm happy just the same. Thanks so much for all the faves and comments and I will work on replying to every one of them.

Here's a couple more shots from the series.
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I stared at this for a while and just knew it was probably one of the most well composed and spontaneous pictures of a rally such as this ever.
Legalize Tetrodotoxin by =whitehotphoenix

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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! 
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Smoooovey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Lmao at this photo...crazy funny...looks like a something that should be held on the day before Halloween...Great Photo...still laughing...thanks for this fave
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Butterface93 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
All I can say is "wow".
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padfoot-never-died Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: This is awesome.
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thank you!
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Kodiackk8 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
this is awesome! gotta love Tetrodotoxin XD
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
thanks and yep you do!
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tsurfergirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol and I love how the girl in the middle is (the only one) staring at us. Funny and creepy. :)
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tsurfergirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool piece. But is it real? As in, do people really want this legalized, or is it like just for fun/joke.
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
It's kind of a joke. It's a halloween event. They are not serious about getting it legalized. In fact, it doesn't seem to be actually illegal but it is a controlled substance.
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kevingoh168 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Amazing art
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thank you kindly!
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha :XD: what a great happening! this is a very beautiful and detailed photo, I really love the composition!
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
thank you very much!
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EmmaVirus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
that's actually... really freakin badass. and cool. the toxy-whatever info was interesting =)
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thanks! Glad you found it interesting. :)
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PoulNyrup Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I broke out laughing as soon as I saw this - a fantastic, hilarious shot. Thanks for sharing this with us! :D
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thank you and you're welcome! :)
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GeoKorf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
superb i love zombies ans stuff!
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
thanks! Me too!
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GeoKorf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
you welcome!
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babajo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
it is an amazing photography.with full stress to the subject.very nice
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you very much.
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babajo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
your well come
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NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is that ONE girl with the camera ruining the shot. xD
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I don't think it ruins it at all!
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NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha Okaay. :3

I just thought it was funny that there was all these zombies, then BAM girl with a camera. xD
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VesnaSvesna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow!
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you!
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
So the nurse isn't shopped? That's some good makeup.

Also, pufferfish poison can also cause paralyzation if done wrong.
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Nothing is shopped in this image but the colour was enchanced. Yes, Tetradotoxin is in puffer fish and if an untrained sushi chef cuts the meat incorrectly you could be paralyzed.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Actually, If the chef cuts it wrong, that means death.
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Starry-Anime Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
this is so cool!!
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you!
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E-9 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
PERFECTION
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thanks!
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submicron Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
There's not one single black person in that shot?!? That shows you that white people are insane. That's just some scary shit. Not to mention soon we'll be having White Zombies shooting up on street corners and chewing on your extremities. Fantastic! xD
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
haha, interesting detail to note. There were people from all races there. This photo probably doesn't represent even 10% of everyone!
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submicron Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I just wanted to add some more humor to the shot that's all.
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Yea, I wasn't trying to say otherwise, I just wanted to say that there were a lot more people there than this photo shows.
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submicron Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I know. XD
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so much more poisonous than cyanide
it 'doesn't ALWAYS kill people'
Leaves you at near death for days

...and they WANT that?
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
It's just a Halloween joke. Chill out! :):peace:
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't seem a lot like a joke...
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
hmmm ok well you are the only one to ever think otherwise, as far as I've heard from anyone else.
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it just doesn't sound like something to joke about.
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
If you can't joke about death, what can you joke about? Fear of the unknown leads to blindness.
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StrawberrySquidd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, nothing about fear was said. And there are plenty of other things to joke about. Death is not one of them : /
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whitehotphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Well sorry I think it is highly acceptable and the fear I was speaking of was your fear of your life ending.
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Kodiackk8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
awesome picture!
they r never gonna legalize it if it turns u into a zombie!
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