bad ideas

File this under: "If you can think it, you can build it."

The Local: Germany published a story detailing a Saudi company's request for a German patent on a cyanide capsule activated by an RFID chip (http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20090515-19313.html).

The idea behind this device is that it would be implanted into a human or animal, then could be triggered if the chip went past a specially encoded RFID scanner: ideal for keeping domestic servants from skipping out of the tent.

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