Video: Getting Drunk without Drinking
Here’s a video from Dick Wang’s group on inhaling ethanol using carbon dioxide as a carrier gas. The chemistry is a load of rubbish, but it’s fun to watch them inhale the mixture and act like it’s not burning their nostrils. Anyone who has ever taken a breath while leaning over a dry ice bin knows that their invention would never work.
Also, I love how these guys made a “Mentos + soda” fountain using regular soda instead of diet. I imagine that this made the clean up a lot less fun.
- Uncle Al Says:
December 29th, 2006 at 10:42 am Ethanol in air or oxygen plus a spark (tribocharging – keep those nose hairs trimmed!) is a pulmonary bomb. The obvious solution is sulfur hexafluoride carrier. Inhalation is admittedly lethal (drowning in heavy inert gas), but elicted Enviro-whiner outrage (Global Warming via the ficative Greenhouse Effect) would be well worth cleaning the gene pool.Whatever happened to ultrasonic nebulization? A little fog generator in a bong would deliver a punch drunk safely above the UEL.
- Mike Says:
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- Wolfie Says:
December 30th, 2006 at 10:35 pm Drunk of yourself or of what ? It makes a difference.
- AndrewHires Says:
October 10th, 2007 at 2:58 am I have tried this with a bottle of Jose Cuervo and it totally and completely does not work.