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Myth Results: Alcohol

posted: 10/20/15
Alcohol Myths (2008)
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Alcohol Myths (2008)
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Quick Sober-Up Techniques

When drunk, you can beat an alcohol breath test by using various substances and tricks (eating an onion, eating breath mints, drinking mouthwash, placing a penny in the mouth, etc.). BUSTED (as seen in Lightning Strikes/Tongue Piercings)

Drinking black coffee will help sober an intoxicated person. BUSTED (as seen in Alcohol Myths)

Dunking his or her head in cold water will help sober an intoxicated person. BUSTED (as seen in Alcohol Myths)

Exercising vigorously will help sober an intoxicated person. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Alcohol Myths)

Slapping his or her in the face will help sober an intoxicated person. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Alcohol Myths)

Vodka Myths (2005)
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Vodka Myths (2005)
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Practical Uses

St. Bernard rescue dogs carry casks of brandy because the alcohol enables a hypothermic person to survive longer. BUSTED (as seen in Viewer Special Threequel)

Vodka can cure bad breath. CONFIRMED (as seen in Vodka Myths)

Vodka can be used to neutralize smelly feet. CONFIRMED (as seen in Vodka Myths)

Vodka can remove poison oak. BUSTED (as seen in Bullets Fired Up)

Vodka can be turned into high-quality vodka through charcoal filtration. BUSTED (as seen in Bullets Fired Up)

Vodka can painlessly remove plastic bandages. CONFIRMED (as seen in Bullets Fired Up)

Vodka can cure the pain of a jellyfish sting. CONFIRMED (as seen in Anti-Gravity Device)

Vodka can remove cigarette smoke smell from clothes. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Paper Crossbow)

Vodka can kill bees. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Paper Crossbow)

Vodka can be used as a cleaner. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Paper Crossbow)

Rum is a better clothes cleaner than detergent. BUSTED (as seen in Pirate Special)

Cooling a Six Pack (2005)
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Cooling a Six Pack (2005)
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Quick Cooling

Using a fire extinguisher on beer is a fast way to cool it. CONFIRMED (as seen in Cooling a Six-Pack)

Putting beer in salty ice water is a fast way to cool it. CONFIRMED (as seen in Cooling a Six-Pack)

If a bottle of beer is put in the freezer, removed while it is still liquid, and given a sudden shock, the liquid will instantly freeze solid. CONFIRMED (as seen in MiniMyth Madness)

A six-pack of beer can be rapidly cooled by burying it in sand, pouring gasoline on top of it, and lighting the gasoline. BUSTED (as seen in Cooling a Six-Pack)

Beer Bash (2010)
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Beer Bash (2010)
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Misc

Beer before liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you're in the clear. BUSTED (as seen in Clean Car vs. Dirty Car)

Smashing somebody in the head with an empty beer bottle will cause more damage than smashing it with a full one. BUSTED (as seen in Bottle Bash)

Alcohol can make people look more attractive (a la "beer goggles). PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Alcohol Myths)

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