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Old 30 June 2014, 07:42 PM
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Icon81 Rumors of Harmful Binoculars Dismissed by Police

Police in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu province, have dismissed the recent widespread rumors of binoculars being sold containing needles tipped with a powerful anesthetic meant to incapacitate the unwitting viewer.

http://english.cri.cn/12394/2014/06/30/3684s833835.htm
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Old 22 November 2015, 08:47 PM
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Even if this was true, how would the culprits
even find the person once he/she used the binoculars unless they were tried out right at the store? GPS? And what if the victim dosen't use the
device untill months or years later down the road?

A silenced gun or a blow to the head would be a far more effective method.
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