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Mine (and I really do want to know, don't ask why):

If you took a bath in a tub full of beer, would you get drunk?
 

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Mine (and I really do want to know, don't ask why):

If you took a bath in a tub full of beer, would you get drunk?
I'm not sure about a man, but it's definitely a possibility for a woman. I remember reading about high school girls who got alcohol poisoning form inserting vodka-soaked tampons up their hoo-has. It was a straight shot to the blood stream.
 

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I'm not sure about a man, but it's definitely a possibility for a woman.

I remember reading about high school girls who got alcohol poisoning form inserting vodka-soaked tampons up their hoo-has. It was a straight shot to the blood stream.
That is simultaneously hilarious and highly disturbing. :skep:
 

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That is simultaneously hilarious and highly disturbing. :skep:
Apparently, booze enemas are a thing too. So whether or not it's possible for you could depend on how well your gaskets are sealing.
 

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Apparently, booze enemas are a thing too. So whether or not it's possible for you could depend on how well your gaskets are sealing.
I'm not trying to get drunk, it's just one of those things that bothered me that I didn't know the answer to.

It's like, "Well, can you absorb alcohol through your skin? You have tons of capillaries and such very near your skin surface, soooo...?"

The whole vagina thing for teh ladies didn't even occur to me, nor any rectal absorption as you seem to be implying. But hey, maybe it would go down that way.

Anyone else got weird questions of their own?
 

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I often wonder what would happen if I did't shave.....would I eventually trip over my beard? Quite sure cavemen did't have bic razors......
 

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"Well, can you absorb alcohol through your skin?
Short answer is no. Beer is almost entirely water, and your skin is pretty well waterproof. The longer answer has to to with how skin does allow stuff to transfer (Very specific circumstances and has to do with lipids, which I think is how transdermal patches work). I only know this because I was looking up this weekend whether epsom salt baths actually work (the jury is out, but tending strongly toward a "no", for the same reason).

As for the ladybits, it's a different type of tissue (as is the rectum). That's why suppositories work the way they do - they won't work if you stick it under your armpit.

Someone with better knowledge of this than me can probably explain it better, but there you go.

Now, if you drink the beer at the same rate my toddler seems to enjoy drinking her bathwater, that's another story.
 

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I often wonder what would happen if I did't shave.....would I eventually trip over my beard? Quite sure cavemen did't have bic razors......
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Following the anagen phase is the catagen phase. It isn’t yet known what triggers the catagen phase, but once it is triggered, the outer part of the root ends up being cut off from its nutrient supply (blood), as well as the cells that produce new hair, thus your hair stops growing. This phase lasts about three weeks.


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My question: If you shoot a mime, should you use a silencer?
 

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I believe drussell is correct. there has even been some research on how readily ethanol is absorbed through the skin to make its way to the blood, and it's not a strong effect. At very high concentrations (talking Everclear, not even vodka), some is absorbed, but probably not fast enough to get you drunk. With the 5% alcohol in beer, that bathtub won't do anything to you (unless you drink it).

Alcohol in vapor form can get into the blood when inhaled. I toured a brandy distillery once and went into the aging cellar where the raw brandy from the stills is initially aged in wooden barrels. They distill it to a very high proof, and during the aging more alcohol than water diffuses and evaporates through the wood. The smell of alcohol in the air was heavy, and we were told that workers only worked short shifts in that cellar, because a couple hours breathing the vapor would get you drunk. It seemed believable.

But again, beer probably just doesn't have enough alcohol. Maybe if it was very hot? That doesn't sound pleasant.
 

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Here's one I asked my 6th grade science teacher. Her answer wasn't very good.

If you somehow clamped your lips and nose shut, either with your fingers or some mechanical device, would it be possible to "exhale" into your mouth and build up enough pressure to make your cheeks explode?
 

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Here's one I asked my 6th grade science teacher. Her answer wasn't very good.

If you somehow clamped your lips and nose shut, either with your fingers or some mechanical device, would it be possible to "exhale" into your mouth and build up enough pressure to make your cheeks explode?
I hope she said no. The cheeks aren't the weak point. One or both eardrums would explode first (though I don't know if you could do that, either). The nose and mouth aren't the only outlets of the system, either. The tear ducts connect the eye socket to the nasal passages. If you blow hard enough with nose and mouth blocked, some air leaks out around your eyeball.
 

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I hope she said no.
She tap danced around it with something along the lines of "the human body has a remarkable ability of self preservation".

Air leaks aside, I was more interested in the amount of air pressure required to rupture a cheek and whether a person's tongue had enough "pumping" strength to achieve that pressure.
 

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Here's one I asked my 6th grade science teacher. Her answer wasn't very good.

If you somehow clamped your lips and nose shut, either with your fingers or some mechanical device, would it be possible to "exhale" into your mouth and build up enough pressure to make your cheeks explode?
And how long afterward did Child Protective Services arrive to have a "chat" with your parents?
 

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I believe drussell is correct. there has even been some research on how readily ethanol is absorbed through the skin to make its way to the blood, and it's not a strong effect. At very high concentrations (talking Everclear, not even vodka), some is absorbed, but probably not fast enough to get you drunk. With the 5% alcohol in beer, that bathtub won't do anything to you (unless you drink it).

Alcohol in vapor form can get into the blood when inhaled. I toured a brandy distillery once and went into the aging cellar where the raw brandy from the stills is initially aged in wooden barrels. They distill it to a very high proof, and during the aging more alcohol than water diffuses and evaporates through the wood. The smell of alcohol in the air was heavy, and we were told that workers only worked short shifts in that cellar, because a couple hours breathing the vapor would get you drunk. It seemed believable.

But again, beer probably just doesn't have enough alcohol. Maybe if it was very hot? That doesn't sound pleasant.
Well answered by you and drussell. Thanks. :thumbsup:
 

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Why wouldn't you drink it? Just don't use soap, that stuff I know tastes terrible. My sister proved that for me.
 
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