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Did Strychnine Kill the Dinosaurs?

Posted by David Bradley on June 20th, 2007

Strychnine structureStrychnine seems to be a commonly searched entry in the ChemSpider database. I am not sure whether that means there are poisoners among the users or whether it is people hoping to find out more about the recent case of a man accused of poisoning his neighbors’ dogs with a gopher bait pesticide containing strychnine. Nasty and something no veterinarian wants to have to deal with.

But, did strychnine kill the dinosaurs?