Nintendo Makes Switch Game Cartridges Taste Disgusting So Kids Won't Eat Them

March 3, 2017

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Nintendo has confirmed that they make the Switch's new tiny game cartridges taste disgusting so children won't eat them. Personally, if I were Nintendo I would make them taste delicious so kids DO eat them and then their parents have to buy another copy of the game. *tapping head* I'm a businessman.

"To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic."


According to Wikipedia, denatonium benzoate is the most bitter chemical compound known, commonly used as an aversion agent to prevent accidental ingestion, which is why the Switch cards are coated in it. It's also used in animal repellent, shampoos, soaps and nail-biting prevention.

Obviously, I expect to see at least 10,000 Youtube videos over the weekend of idiots taking the Nintendo Switch cartridge challenge. I will downvote every single one I see. I'll also leave a comment encouraging them to try sticking the cartridge up their ass to find out of their butt has taste buds (mine does, but only has an appetite for Sharpies).

Thanks to Marcus O, who agrees you should put everything in your mouth that isn't nailed down. And if it is nailed down you should lick it.

  • R Hartness

    *cue thousands of parents now taste-testing these cartridges...*

  • Jenness

    A lot of kids must have been eating these things for them to bother spending the time and money to put this on them.

  • Kids will ingest anything that fits in their mouth. Kids are idiots.

  • Perpetual Pizza
  • Jeremy Tilton

    I dunno, kids put some pretty gross shit in their mouths.

  • Just waiting for the YouTubers who will soon be flooding YT with their "taste the Switch Cartridge Challenge"-videos...

  • MustacheHam

    This kind of thing won't take too long.

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