Yep, I was so bored that I
looked up what was in a urinal cake. It turns out that a urinal cake
is mostly paradichlorobenzene
. I also learned that the LD50
for paradichlorobenzene is 500 mg/kg when given orally to rats.
So I got to wondering if I could realistically eat a urinal cake and expect to survive. Let's for a moment assume that the LD50 is the same in humans.
So your average urinal cake
weighs about three ounces......
3 oz. = 85.0486 grams or 85048.6 milligrams
Now lets figure me out....
170 pounds = 77.1107 kilo
So that works out to about 1102.94 mg/kg which would probably kill me pretty fucking dead.
However by looking at this I'm guessing that I could expect to live after eating one quarter of a urinal cake
, perhaps even half of one.