Looking for a laugh? This was recently posted on Craigslist: A ten-pound bottle of Nitrous Oxide—otherwise known as laughing gas. And not just any bottle—a black aluminum bottle in “very good condition.” Is Nitrous Oxide—which is also used as an anesthetic in surgery and dentistry—even legal to sell without a permit? According to good ol’ Wikipedia (hey, we’re not calling the lawyers on this one), while it’s legal to possess and inhale in the UK, possession for recreational use in California is prohibited, which makes selling nitrous oxide on Craiglist no laughing matter. Pun intended.


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