Transformers Fan In China Drank Gasoline For Energy
A 14-year-old Chinese fan of the movie Transformers drank gasoline for five years, trying to “obtain energy” the way characters in Transformers do. A young boy from Yibin city in the Sichuan province has been consuming gasoline products on a daily basis for the last five years. Upon medical examination, it was found that the boy developed a medical addiction to gasoline and suffered from mental disorders.
"The gasoline contains a lot of lead, which can do harm to people's brain. To make thing even worse, the boy is in the physical development stage, and the lead has caused serious damage to his body," Peng Houquan, a doctor from the fourth hospital in Yibin city said.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ is now showing in cinemas across China. The film has set the country’s box-office record, gaining 400 million yuan (US$58.4 million) in 19 days, and breaking the previous record set by ‘Titanic’ ten years ago.