What do you get when you hold a steak knife and garlic salt? A-salt with a deadly weapon.
What happens when you drink a quart of soy sauce on a dare? You could die.
Paracelsus, the “Father of Toxicology” said the dose makes the poison. Actually, in German he said, “Alle Ding’ sind Gift, und nichts ohn’ Gift; allein die Dosis macht, daß ein Ding kein Gift ist,” which means “All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous.”
The band Circa Survive said it best: The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose.
This story is covered in the article by Food Product Design: Teen nearly dies from soy sauce overdose
This article covers the biological fallout from overdosing on salt, but if science is not your forte, no worries – the key takeaway is the understanding that whether it’s water (remember that “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest?) or caffeine or salt, anything can hurt you at the wrong amounts.