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The Russian Roulette Craze

Posted on the 12 September 2012 by Mikeb302000
We've read about a few cases of Russian Roulette lately. I suppose there's more of it going on than we know about. Is this where it started? Did the idea of enjoying the adrenalin rush of risking death, usually while drinking heavily, start with the great film The Deerhunter? What do you think?

Well, finally there's a solution. We can't help it if ART sometimes influences LIFE, but at least we now have a safe and fun way to do it.
The Russian Roulette Craze
The company Can You Imagine is selling this Party Roulette toy, a plastic gun that uses balloons as ammo. The concept is as ingenious as it is simple. First, you fill up a balloon with water or air, and then you put the balloon in the loop. All of the gun’s chambers are empty, save for one needle that pokes forward when you pull the trigger. Spin the cylinder, point it at your head, and then experience butt-clenching terror as you wait for a “click” or a “pop” to tell you your fate.
The Russian Roulette Craze
Buying one of these party toys will put you back $18 – a small price to pay for a game that easily trumps "never ever have I ever", "quarters", betting on who’s going to throw up first, and other classic party games.
What's your opinion?  With the dissemination of this very inventive toy, will the incidents of Russian roulette deaths decrease?
Somehow I doubt it.
What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

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