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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Poison Tongue Dart  
  Weapon surgically implanted in the tongue.  

He had with him a weapon so small, so intangible, that even the most thorough search couldn't disclose it. Some time ago a surgeon at Washington, D.C. had sewn it into his tongue; a self-guiding, high-velocity poison dart, modeled on Soviet Russian lines... but vastly improved, in that once it had reached its victim it obliterated itself, leaving no remains...

All he needed to do was stand within arm's length of his intended victim and manually squeeze the base of his tongue, protruding the same simultaneously in the victim's direction...

From The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1965
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In the story, the poison tongue dart is removed before it can be used.

The special poison in the dart is a filterable virus.

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