When the satirical newspaper The Onion printed the article “Girlfriend Overdoses on Lotion,” the story of course was a joke.
“When we arrived, Ms. Nagler’s blood-lotion level was 0.45. That’s four times the lethal limit,” said emergency responder Anne Jones. “We’re guessing that by the time her boyfriend found her, she had been inhaling cocoa butter and eucalyptus fumes for over 45 minutes. One more Buf-Puf of jasmine serum and it would have been too late.”
Funny stuff. But given that most good jokes are steeped in reality, is the idea really so far-fetched?