1. THEELEMENTKH

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    So yesterday I read on one spanish gaming news site that Nintendo put one substance called "denatonium benzoate" on Switch's cartridges. This substance makes the cartridges taste bad (Nintendo put that to avoid little kids eating the cartridges by accident).

    I couldn't believe it, so today, when I got BoTW and 1 2 Switch I instantly licked (very little btw) the plastic from the cartridge, and... yes, they taste bad :rofl:

    If you are still doubtful give your Switch cartridges a little lick (or grab one cartridge and then lick your fingers)
     
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    Why are you encouraging licking your brand new Zelda carts?
     
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    As I have mentioned before it's the same stuff they put in antifreeze.
     
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    Note to self: Lick the BOTW cart when I get it.
     
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    You wonder if it's fake news. If you taste an NDS cart (not recommended, btw) it tastes fine.

    That compound is a real compound used for making things taste bitter.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denatonium

    Seems real so far...
     
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    I also said that you can lick your fingers after grabbing one cartridge...
    And who the fuck would lick a cartridge anyway? Specially the connectors...
     
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    You already did, you put it on discord dummy
     
  8. THEELEMENTKH

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    Believe me, IT'S REAL
     
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    I don't even have the cart yet :P
     
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    i thought the something weird was about the fact the catridge cases being so big for a small cartridge..
    notice how nintendo put theese little cartridges in ps4\xbox sized cases in a way to tell people "it's a home console" (that you can take anywhere)
    there is not even a manual (at least some people claimed BOTW didn't had a physical manual) or any justification to be a big box..
    it's just a big box so psychologically people will understand it's a home console...
     
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    If you mean that it's something bad because it's also used in antifreeze, please inform yourself about the DHMO meme.
     
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    This probably has potential to become a meme at some point. In all seriousness, that was very clever and thoughtful of Nintendo.
     
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    Not at all. I know exactly what this stuff is, it is used in antifreeze because propylene glycol is very, very bad. This stuff is also used commonly in hazing rituals because it is the most bitter substance known that is safe to ingest.
     
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    how would you describe the taste?
     
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    Dunno. Tastes good to me.
     
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    Death
     
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    It has a bitter taste, not a good one tho

    When's the first restaurant to serve Switch's cartridges then?
     
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    To prevent kids from eating it? lul
     
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    Sorry then :P It just pisses me off because some people actually describe products as dangerous because they are use in this and that chemical stuff. But Water is the most used solvent in chemical industry, so should we stop drinking it? :P

    Back on topic, that's a very good choice to prevent kids from eating it :P
     
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