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Other than poison or illegal drugs, what can I put in a poison ring?
March 26, 2013 9:22 AM   Subscribe

I want to put interesting smallish things in a poison ring that I was given. The chamber is about a centimeter wide (across my finger) and .75 cm in the other dimensions. What can I put in there?

So far I've put in glitter, sprinkles, and glittery sprinkles. A Xanax fits almost perfectly if I smash it a bit. I'm open to anything, whether it's many tiny items or a single small item.
posted by punchtothehead to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (47 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
A single googly eye.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:24 AM on March 26, 2013 [35 favorites]


Something cool written on a grain of rice?
posted by TedW at 9:25 AM on March 26, 2013


please do the googly eye. its brilliant

or tiny multi-colored pebbles or beads would be nice...
posted by supermedusa at 9:28 AM on March 26, 2013


If you got a teeny-tiny picture, you could put that in there and still have room for other things.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:28 AM on March 26, 2013


Also, if there is ever a time when you need to take some medication daily, and the pill is small enough...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:29 AM on March 26, 2013


a 200-milligram caffeine pill is about those dimensions; you could keep that it there in case you don't have time to get a cup of coffee in the morning.

Or a very small picture of a pomeranian, so you can open it and say, "Ah! What a nice pomeranian!"
posted by Greg Nog at 9:30 AM on March 26, 2013 [18 favorites]


A thin slice of Chapstick.
posted by steinwald at 9:30 AM on March 26, 2013


I've got a bag of googly eyes in my desk, so consider that one totally done.
posted by punchtothehead at 9:30 AM on March 26, 2013 [13 favorites]


It may sound morbid, but a bit of a loved one's cremains would be totally appropriate and very Victorian.
posted by Sophie1 at 9:32 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've always wondered what one might do with micro amiguri. Imagine the thrills when you pull it out to amuse a small bored child! (Or grown up person.) Note: You may want to have its magical name and purpose at the ready.
posted by Glinn at 9:32 AM on March 26, 2013 [12 favorites]


A lucky charm. The actual luck-bearing kind, not the cereal.
posted by shothotbot at 9:33 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


An aspirin or a Benedryl so you can save somebody from a heart attack or allergic reaction.
posted by greptile at 9:33 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Solid perfume.
posted by payoto at 9:39 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


This may not sound exciting, but I immediately thought of salt and/or pepper. Then you could slip some into your food, which seems appropriate.
posted by cider at 9:42 AM on March 26, 2013 [13 favorites]


A teeny gemstone because...irony!
posted by xingcat at 9:42 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pixie stick dust.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:43 AM on March 26, 2013


a bit of dirt or sand from somewhere really special to you.
posted by juliapangolin at 9:46 AM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


a tiny starfish
posted by drlith at 9:47 AM on March 26, 2013


An even SMALLER poison ring!
posted by julthumbscrew at 9:54 AM on March 26, 2013 [15 favorites]


Sherbert from a sherbert dibdab. It's cocaine for British kids.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:54 AM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


You just happened to have a bag of googly eyes on your desk? Awesome.

How about a tiny snake, like the old "snake in a can" gag?
posted by Elly Vortex at 9:56 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Orrrr lycopodium powder: it can be used as both a relatively-safe magic explosive powder. Also, per Wikipedia, "If the surface of a cup of water is coated with lycopodium powder, a finger or other object inserted straight into the cup will come out dusted with the powder but remain perfectly dry."
posted by julthumbscrew at 9:58 AM on March 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Coffee creamer, then you can tap into your coffee at work and weird people out.
posted by Apoch at 10:00 AM on March 26, 2013 [10 favorites]


Or a micro SD card with a picture of your poison ring on it!
posted by julthumbscrew at 10:01 AM on March 26, 2013


Is it water tight? If so, Tabasco sauce.

Cinnamon.

Cumin.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:29 AM on March 26, 2013


glitter
posted by jquinby at 10:40 AM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


dammit, didn't see that. Seasoned salt?
posted by jquinby at 10:41 AM on March 26, 2013


Do you have a favourite plant or flower? You could keep seeds in it to drop along your way to work or in places of special significance.
posted by bonobothegreat at 10:57 AM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


A googly eye in the poison ring.
posted by punchtothehead at 11:25 AM on March 26, 2013 [33 favorites]


Powder food coloring.

Cocoa powder.

Cayenne pepper.
posted by steinwald at 11:27 AM on March 26, 2013


Also, per Wikipedia, "If the surface of a cup of water is coated with lycopodium powder, a finger or other object inserted straight into the cup will come out dusted with the powder but remain perfectly dry."

Mr. Wizard did it.
posted by solotoro at 11:45 AM on March 26, 2013


Snuff.
posted by lesbiassparrow at 11:47 AM on March 26, 2013


Solid perfume (Sweet Anthem makes some good ones).
posted by matildaben at 11:53 AM on March 26, 2013


Do you have access to 3D printer? You could make a few miniature pieces of famous statues or perhaps cityscapes.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 12:07 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


A baby tooth from your child or your loved one(s) as a child.
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 12:17 PM on March 26, 2013


Glow in the dark something.
A dinosaur.
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 12:41 PM on March 26, 2013


The secret compartment of my ring I fill, with an Underdog Super Energy Pill (a YouTube link queued to the 1st image I found showing the letter "U" on a red pill)

Or instead of a gemstone, a wee bit of Bismuth Crystal
posted by tinker at 12:45 PM on March 26, 2013


Your favorite essential oil? Just a drop or two on a scrap of fabric can be a great pick me up. If ou get headaches, sniff on your rosemary ring and you'll be all set.
posted by purpletangerine at 12:48 PM on March 26, 2013


You could put your weed in there. (Duh.)
posted by TheRedArmy at 12:57 PM on March 26, 2013


Two or three Tic Tacs? Regarding the seed idea above, I was surprised to find that clover seeds are teeny tiny - about the size of poppy seeds. You could be like Johnny Appleseed, except with clover. The bees will thank you.
posted by jquinby at 1:05 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Solid perfume
posted by Ideefixe at 1:18 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


A Lucky Charm (the cereal kind)
posted by ShutterBun at 3:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Altoid Small(s)
posted by fussbudget at 4:22 PM on March 26, 2013


If you want irony, go for an amethyst.
posted by mikurski at 4:24 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Going along with the salt and pepper idea, I immediately thought of filling it with creole seasoning. Goes great with everything. Turns popcorn into some delicious quasi-religious experience. May cause redness and itching in some googly eyes.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:17 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


A bright LED/battery set up so it turns on when it's opened.
posted by Sophont at 7:34 PM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


These are really, really awesome. Thank you all.
posted by punchtothehead at 1:37 PM on March 29, 2013


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