Skepticism takes a holiday in Argentina, where three TV personalities - one of them a doctor - break the news that kids are mixing an alcoholic drink recipe that includes kerosene and axle grease - aka Grog from Monkey Island.
Long story short, network C5N got trolled. Someone sent them a tip that a Facebook group was propagating this dangerous drink, all the rage among kids these days. Grog XD! I love how they included the smiley. Hairspray Job Number One ticks off the ingredients - rum with acetone, battery acid among them - and then the anchor brings in Dr. Alberto Cormillot, said to be a well known nutritionist, to appraise the health benefits of this potent mixture.
"This mixture has kerosene, sulphuric acid, red dye No. 2, SCUMM ... what could probably be SCUMM?" he says, according to one translation.
Well, Google it. Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion. Used in the development of several graphical adventure games back in the 1990s, one of them
Escape from The Secret of Monkey Island. Think Dr. Cormillot got that answer?
"I googled it, and it's an alcohol delivery service," Dr. Cormillot says.
Palma de la mano de mi cara ...
The video above annotates what was actually broadcast on C5N with Monkey Island - in Spanish, no less - so you get the full picture of just how stupid this all is. I think it was produced by a comedy show down there, but I'm not sure if it's a broadcast program or web produced.
Epic Fail Argentinian Journalist Fears for Teens Drinking Grog XD [Lucasnews, thanks reader Jeff. Destructoid also had it earlier, from a different source.]