What Happens If You Drink Mercury?

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin. With summer approaching here in Blocko Land,
I find myself constantly checking the thermometer to see how hot it is. Once it hits 25 degrees celcius, you better
believe you can find me hanging out at the beach, getting a tan, and playing volleyblock
with my friends. Now, even if this thermometer is filled with
mercury, if it breaks, it won’t be that big of a deal. But what about bigger quantities of mercury? What would inhaling, ingesting, or even absorbing
those do to you? What!? These are just questions that i have! Don’t look at me like that! High levels of mercury exposure can wreak havoc on your nervous system and your brain. One thing that makes mercury especially dangerous
is that it can cross the blood brain barrier and build up in the brain. When mercury enters your system, it causes
an increase in the amount of something called reactive oxygen species. These molecules damage DNA and are strongly
linked to the onset of conditions like cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, Parkinson’s,
and Alzheimer’s. When it’s consumed, mercury can start to
accumulate in the heart as well as the brain. It’s believed that when mercury builds up
in this area, it can cause cardiomyopathy, when the heart becomes enlarged and the tissue
becomes thick and stiff. This means that the heart can’t function
properly and it slowly begins to decline. Another key system that suffers when you ingest,
inhale or otherwise consume mercury? Your kidneys. These organs are vital in filtering blood
and removing waste, but they’re also a main target for mercury. The presence of this toxin has been linked
to renal cancer and chronic renal disease, which leads to a gradual loss of kidney function,
digestive problems, and what the Mayo Clinic calls “decreased mental sharpness” None of this sounds good! Mercury poisoning has a whole slew of other effects like memory loss, skin rash, insomnia, and loss of peripheral
vision. While small amounts of mercury are generally
fine, heavy exposure causes all kinds of problems for the body and mind. Interestingly, how you consume mercury and
the specific type of mercury actually plays a big part in how severe the effects will
be. The three main types of mercury are Elemental, Organic and Inorganic. And they can be consumed in different ways
– drank, eaten, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. The severity of mercury exposure varies widely
among these combinations. For example, that silvery liquid form of mercury,
Elemental Mercury, is so slippery that it’ll just slide through the stomach and intestines
if it’s swallowed. It seems like the inhalation of mercury vapors
is what’s most harmful. And mercury vapors are surprisingly prevalent. People typically just think of thermometers
and sushi when they think of mercury, but the vaporized form of this element is also
released by volcanic activity, mining operations, earthquakes, and the burning of fossil fuels. Poisons like mercury create a wide array of
changes in the body depending on what the toxin is. People can suffer from seizures, fall unconscious,
or enter an altered mental state. Of course, if you think you or someone else
may have been poisoned by something, call 911 right away. Let us know in the comment section below what we should talk about next! we’re taking suggestions for future videos! Now that we know a bit more about mercury, I want you to check out this liquid. Why does it move like that? What on earth is going on!? our friends at verge science explain why NASA made this magnetic liquid! Check it out! as always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don’t forget to keep on thinking!


White fam

Aug 8, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

If you eat mercury, you also get diarrhea.

Gacha Galáctico

Aug 8, 2019, 3:36 pm Reply

Y-you die?

Popa Ionut

Aug 8, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

My mom said if I break the termometer,mercury from it will go to water and If I drink that water I will die

Jibanyan Sss

Aug 8, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

I’m gonna take BAAaAaAAa Sheep joke

Prisha Sinha

Aug 8, 2019, 5:00 am Reply


Blocko: uses Celscius
USA: am i a joke to you!
sorry if i spelled Celscius wrong


Aug 8, 2019, 1:28 am Reply

Especially… not expecially…

Katie Giles

Aug 8, 2019, 8:58 am Reply

Wtf are u talking about? What about the scientist who whole left side of her brain shrunk and died cause she spilled TWO drops of it on her hand?!

bunny lover

Aug 8, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply

#DearBloko what happens when you don't drink enough water?

Nop U

Aug 8, 2019, 11:36 am Reply

What if you eat lemon

Kevin Kins

Aug 8, 2019, 6:02 pm Reply

Could u consume venus

Tox 鴆_Sasori

Aug 8, 2019, 11:38 am Reply

Isnt it does the same by just touching it?

me 1782

Aug 8, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

me: hi
me with cury: imgoingtoendthismanwholecareer

Hamza Sheikh

Aug 8, 2019, 11:26 pm Reply

looool, utter bulshit

Trey Lopez

Aug 8, 2019, 1:31 am Reply

2 words and a letter.

You’re a dumbass

Stringed Monster

Aug 8, 2019, 8:24 am Reply

Everyone thinks That they can survive mercury if they drink it but
Seriously, You Will die.

Patrick Star

Aug 8, 2019, 4:35 am Reply

You can get high off of mercury? How have I never know this?

Nick NInak

Aug 8, 2019, 2:03 am Reply

What if eat mars candy,just a joke


Aug 8, 2019, 1:23 pm Reply

Mercury Thermometers are tasty

They look like gallium


Aug 8, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

Just stick with organic mercury….trust me im a doctor…

Kulansh Khurana

Aug 8, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply


aditya yadav

Aug 8, 2019, 4:27 pm Reply


Kaylynn Robinson

Aug 8, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

Oh hello noggin

Dessa Bermejo

Aug 8, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

What happends if you live without a world

Kenisha Caldwell

Aug 8, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

I just got 3 mercury fillings removed and I breathed in everything and even accidentally swallowed some. I..


Aug 8, 2019, 12:16 am Reply

Next do what happens if you eat a battery

Eina Sau

Aug 8, 2019, 10:06 am Reply

My cat ate a chocolate chip cookie ( only one )

Light Ice

Aug 8, 2019, 11:38 am Reply

"What Happens if you Drink Mercury?"
Unless if you're feeling so suicidal that you can't control it anymore, d o n t d r i n k m e r c u r y .

Tridentplayz !

Aug 8, 2019, 12:05 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 12:47 pm Reply

do a video in latvian or abut latvia plz


Aug 8, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

its basically acid just it doesn't melt through your body

Ahad Raheem

Aug 8, 2019, 1:43 pm Reply

Volly block 😂😂


Aug 8, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

Why can’t you drink milk like Minecraft to get rid of the mercury smh -_-

Howie Ow

Aug 8, 2019, 9:33 am Reply

Drink a bucket of milk

Henny B!

Aug 8, 2019, 1:18 pm Reply

You become the first emperor of China. (but you have to rule from the afterlife)

Mahua Sanyal

Aug 8, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

You become a thermometer.

Wild Child

Aug 8, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

I drank elemental mercury long time ago…..


Aug 8, 2019, 11:13 am Reply

what if you eat

Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Crese Pluto Eris Makemake Haumea the sun Sirus A and Vega?

Homo Sapien

Aug 8, 2019, 7:24 pm Reply


25 is considered a cold temparature.
The heat of the summer in my country is 38°C

Please help

(Also I live in Malta, so its pretty hot in there)

Vivi mannequin

Aug 8, 2019, 12:06 am Reply

Does anyone here have any mercury they don't want? I've been trying to get some but i can't find it anywhere (contact me on instagram @vivi_the_mannequin) thank you

Bad Freddie Mercury Tattoo

Aug 8, 2019, 11:52 am Reply

You become a rockstar

Gaming Wizard

Aug 8, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply

Wait But Mercury have more temperature like 400 Degrees


Aug 8, 2019, 11:09 pm Reply


DéKá Squad

Aug 8, 2019, 11:17 pm Reply

Short Answer: You Die.
Long Answer: Mercury will kill you.

Emmanual Ramos

Aug 8, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

What happens if you use Jupiter as lotion?

Quin kylo Arcilla

Aug 8, 2019, 12:20 pm Reply

What if you eat venus?

Rwina 5713

Aug 8, 2019, 2:18 pm Reply

Bassicaly youre fucked up

Tobias Vikholt

Aug 8, 2019, 5:43 am Reply


LegoShow Gamer

Aug 8, 2019, 8:23 am Reply

1:31 did he just throw a kidney


Aug 8, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

Try to metal bend Mercury into your body


Aug 8, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

When i was 6 i lick mercury and smell nothinf happen to me
. I was playing thermometer that time then suddenly broke that thing.. i found that mercury thing and i played it. Sorry my bad English

Im always healthy


Aug 8, 2019, 2:48 am Reply

Pfft, I’ve Eaten Uranus, I can handle Mercury


Aug 8, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

you can drink a planet?


Sep 9, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

My brothers friend at a party broke those sticks things and he drank it👌


Sep 9, 2019, 10:17 am Reply

I do actually wonder what drinking a planet would do to you(Mercury)


Sep 9, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

Answer: You die


Sep 9, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

Simple you die


Sep 9, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

I feel it is connected to anti-vaxxers

Jesse Adams

Sep 9, 2019, 9:50 pm Reply

Yo lets play volleyblock ⬜️

The Allen Bros 04

Sep 9, 2019, 2:19 am Reply

If you drink mercury your a frog…because your gonna croak

Terraria player no vids yet

Sep 9, 2019, 7:04 am Reply

how do you survive all of this?

Arunas Barkauskas

Sep 9, 2019, 12:24 pm Reply

Its a planet mate


Sep 9, 2019, 9:02 pm Reply

what if you eat earth


Sep 9, 2019, 9:02 pm Reply


Britt Matthews

Sep 9, 2019, 5:53 am Reply

there are 2 types of Mercurys
1 the ore
2 Freddie murcury

CrashingIce Holt

Sep 9, 2019, 10:51 am Reply

What is your mom like blocko

CrashingIce Holt

Sep 9, 2019, 10:52 am Reply

What is your mom like blocko

KetchupGuy Official

Sep 9, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

Lol i thought the thumnail said “No Mercy”

robloxian jimy

Sep 9, 2019, 10:57 am Reply

I cant
Because its a planet

Swiggitic [GD]

Sep 9, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

in 1 word,


Raptor CC

Sep 9, 2019, 2:30 pm Reply

I like how different the animation compared to Kurzgesagt

Fortnite Gamer

Sep 9, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

Didn't know that you can eat plants like mercury

charmeleon evolves

Sep 9, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

3:00 So mercury is basically acid? I'm talking about the drug, not the stuff that dissolves and burns things

YourYetus MyFetus

Sep 9, 2019, 10:59 am Reply

If you drink mercury-

You’re really good at singing

Toon Boy

Sep 9, 2019, 6:51 pm Reply

1. Mercury is not a liquid
2. Mercury is too big
3. It has hella germs

My response: if we could drink the planet mercury, it would be hella cool.


Sep 9, 2019, 12:33 am Reply

Fun fact: the longest English word (that I know of) is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. A miners lung disease caused by the inhalation of silicone


Sep 9, 2019, 12:55 am Reply

“What happens if you eat Mercury?” Me: you die.

Theodor Banu

Sep 9, 2019, 5:26 am Reply

In 1 Word*:*Death

linh pham

Sep 9, 2019, 12:50 pm Reply

Me checking the consequence after accidentally breaking the thermometer by my mouth ToT!!!!

cringe alot

Sep 9, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

If ur name is Freddie. Then your name will be Freddie Mercury after you drink it.

haha so funny

muhamad firdaus

Sep 9, 2019, 5:12 pm Reply

You can't drink Mercury

but you can drink the other liquid mercury

Klonkyy GG

Sep 9, 2019, 10:29 pm Reply

You become a thermometer

Grim Reaper

Sep 9, 2019, 8:33 am Reply

No one ever said "oh boi i feel like some mercury!"

Heleina clark

Sep 9, 2019, 6:38 pm Reply

Hydrochloric Acid

Skiler Ketchum

Sep 9, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

3:04 *Tomorrow's 9/11 (lenny face)

Sean s

Sep 9, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply

I was actually poisoned by Mercury

not jvde

Sep 9, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Qin Shi Huang felt this


Sep 9, 2019, 10:42 am Reply

What if you eat joe


Sep 9, 2019, 11:59 am Reply

Guys, it's okay, don't worry, I caught the kidney

i like clips 1000 get some saltyness

Sep 9, 2019, 9:20 am Reply

So your saying that I could become death itself if I drink Mercury COOL GIVE ME MERCURY


Sep 9, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

''it wouldn't fit''

Jack Galaxy

Sep 9, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

Your basically saying what happens if you eat acid -_-

Dark Ghost

Sep 9, 2019, 8:30 am Reply

Next video
What if you drink pee?

NickOBlocks Gaming

Sep 9, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Ahem planet mercury

Adham Mohamed

Sep 9, 2019, 10:41 am Reply

I swallowed murcury but i was dizzy asf my neighbours helped me go to the hospital i did some canulas and now i am here


Sep 9, 2019, 10:05 am Reply

Karen wants to know your location

Scott Playz

Sep 9, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

Wait you can eat a planet


Sep 9, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

bad stuff

Angelic Place

Sep 9, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

Me: reads video title

Also me:

Stick to drinking that mercury

Cuz I hypothesize that you're about to get beat!

Pontus Gustafsson

Sep 9, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

in sweden you call 112 if someone get poisoned.

edit: 112 is the number you call for all emergencies. Both in sweden and in finland apperently.

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