Posted by Mogli on November 20, 2001 at 00:46:08:
In Reply to: Sectarianisim on the BB posted by whats thepoint on November 19, 2001 at 20:33:19:
People may be sceptical but there is a very similar case in the United States where a person loading lorries (he couldn't read) mixed up two similarly coloured bags and loaded fire retardant onto a truck instead of animal feed. Feedmaster and Firemaster were the titles or something in that vein. The fire retardant was fed to cattle and a major environmental disaster ensued. The farmers in particular suffered enormous health damage - creaky bones, cancer, serious ill-health, etc. So even in a sophisticated country similar coloured packages have been known to cause havoc.