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ALCOHOL: TRUE OR FALSE?
DRINKING MAKES YOU WARMER?
A swig of alcohol might initially make you feel warmer, but drinking any alcoholic beverage actually lowers your core temperature. One could suffer from hypothermia and not even feel it.
MEN HAVE A HIGHER TOLERANCE THAN WOMEN
Women will absorb up to 30 percent more alcohol into her bloodstream than a man of the same height and weight drinking the same alcohol. Men also have more of an enzyme that breaks down alcohol.
A BEER FLOOD KILLED 9 PEOPLE?
On October 17, 1814, a ruptured tank at a London brewery unleashed over 300 thousand gallons of beer that flooded the town. Eight people drowned, the ninth died of alcohol poisoning the next day.
SUCKING ON A PENNY WILL HELP YOU PASS A BREATHALYZER TEST?
Whoever came up with this idea either had a very weak grasp of science or was playing a joke on someone. There is no truth to the rumor that copper in a penny will alter a Breathalyzer test. It doesn’t make any “cents…”
DRINKING A CUP OF BLACK COFFEE WILL SOBER YOU UP FASTER?
There are no shortcuts to sobriety. No amount of black coffee, cold showers, exercise, or water will speed up the processing of alcohol by the body. Only time will sober you up.
LIQUOR CONTAINS MORE ALCOHOL THAN BEER?
A 12-ounce bottle of beer has the same amount of alcohol as a standard shot of 80-proof liquor (either straight or in a mixed drink) or 5 ounces of wine.
BEER BEFORE LIQUOR NEVER SICKER, LIQUOR BEFORE BEER IN THE CLEAR?
If this were true, no one would ever have a bad morning after. The fact is, it doesn’t matter what type of liquor you drink, the percentage of alcohol in your blood or your BAC, is the real factor in how drunk you get.
ALCOHOL KILLS BRAIN CELLS?
This was a myth that persisted after the temperance movement. Scientific research has shown that the moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better cognitive skills and memory than from alcohol.
PEOPLE THAT DON’T DRINK ARE NOT ENTIRELY “ALCOHOL FREE”?
Every person produces alcohol normally in the body 24 hours each and every day from birth until death. Therefore, we always have alcohol in our bodies.
“GIRLY” DRINKS OR DIET DRINKS DON’T ACTUALLY GET YOU DRUNK?
A study done by Chris Bayner, M.C. from the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia showed that diet drinks could actually. Why? SO MUCH SUGAR. You can’t even taste the alcohol and tend to drink it faster.
CHAMPAGNE MAKES YOU MORE DRUNK?
The carbon dioxide in Champagne bubbles open the pyloric valve through your intestines and move the alcohol into your bloodstream quicker. This in turn accelerates the rate of intoxication.
BEER MAKES YOU DEHYDRATED?
Beer causes one to become bloated, which reduces the amount of room needed to stay hydrated. Additionally, beer also causes one to urinate more which accelerates dehydration.
ALCOHOL CAN AGE YOUR FACE?
Alcohol dehydrates the skin, which causes wrinkles. While the alcohol is in your body it’ll stimulate water retention, however line formation can come from the long term absence of water.
THE MORE YOU DRINK THE GREATER YOUR TOLERANCE?
The more the liver is exposed to alcohol, the harder it works against it. Long term, a high tolerance, which can be seen by some college students’ as a desired quality can actually lead to alcoholism and cirrhosis of the liver.
ALCOHOL IS NOT ALWAYS BAD FOR YOUR BODY?
In moderation, alcohol can help your heart, strengthen your bones and prevent against osteoporosis, ulcers, kidney stones, some cancer, and diabetes. Also, moderate drinkers tend to have better health and live longer than abstainers.