The assinine thread on drinking and driving got me thinking. That
stupid metric they taught you in HS is, well, stupid.
As biomedical engineer, it is patently obvious to me that the amount
of ETOH is not the only factor. The amount of water you are getting
is just as important. Try doing six shots of tequila one night, chug
six beers another night, and get back to me. There's a three-fold
disadvantage (or advantage, if you aren't driving) to the six shots.
1) The rate at which ETOH enters your ***stream is proportional to
the concentration of ETOH in your stomach. Do the rsfcking math.
2) The amount of water your body recieves from 6 beers is about 11.5
times greater than amount of water you get from 6 shots. Since BAL
is an ETOH/water ratio, do the rscking math.
3) More water equals more pee. About 10% of the ETOH is elimiated
that way. Do the...
There's reasons why I drink strong gin and tonics and not beer. Remaining
sober isn't one of them.
This has been a public dis-service announcement sponsored by Tanqueray