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UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident Sparks Rave Amazon 'Reviews'

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In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, photo University of California, Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move Occupy UC Davis protesters while blocking their exit from the school's quad Friday in Davis, Calif. Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in pepper spraying seated protesters were placed on administrative leave Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, as the chancellor of the school accelerates the investigation into the incident. | AP

Megyn Kelly's insistence that pepper spray is "a food product, essentially" has spawned a petition to get the Fox personality to eat pepper spray on air, a Twitter hashtag and now Amazon.com "reviews" of pepper spray itself.

Talking Points Memo noted this recent phenomenon, which has sparked rave remarks such as, "Whenever I need to breezily inflict discipline on unruly citizens, I know I can trust Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray to get the job done!"

Another review notes, "... it's also an amazing human arm de-linker. So if you have this gigantic public space and a dozen people are sitting there with their arms linked - this will really help in your effort to de-link those arms."

One thrilled "customer" notes, "I used to have to exert my gray matter or work my mouth to keep people from saying anything I didn't want to hear. Now I just shake and aim Defense Technology's 56895 MK-9 Stream Pepper Spray, and half the time I don't even need to depress the trigger! My teens and my dog all go silent when I merely lift the can--no more claims that I've suppressed free speech when they quake in fear and CHOOSE to be silent! Not just for intimidating students--it works on crabby old people, too!"

Kelly made her controversial comments after video of a police officer pepper spraying student protesters at UC Davis went viral. The incident has prompted calls for UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi to resign.