The moonshine my brother and I were making was only dangerous if you drank too much and was tested by the OPP as good......how it happened to be tested is too long a story for my two finger typing....but I was informed of that by an officer I used to target shoot with and later borrowed our still on occasion....hee hee
I understand you were probably very careful (except about allowing someone to drink it without knowing its content), however I am just trying to allow readers here to understand that alcohol is toxic in and of itself, and should be treated with great care.
Having said that I like a drink myself sometimes.
My point here is that I'm trying to tell people to be careful with alcohol. It's fun, sure, right but it's also downright bloody dangerous when concentrated. It's toxic and kills people.
you're correct in saying that benzene is a common contaminant in ethanol, but usually at very low levels. The fact that the alcohol is described as "100%" means that it's less than 0.5%. And believe me ethanol is the toxin in ethanol. Benzene sure is a toxin too, though, you're right.
My point here is that I'm trying to tell people to be careful with alcohol. It's fun, sure, right but it's also downright bloody dangerous when concentrated. It's toxic and kills people. Particularly people who didn't respect it, passed out, and had friends too nonchalant to think "hang on, he's not moving, perhaps we'd better look after him". In fact a more common response to alcohol poisoning in men is to put them in funny positions and draw all over them with marker pens and immac their eyebrows.
Unf I know what you're getting at but i'm not arguing this to argue with you, i'm just trying to put forth a case for being a little more careful with "moonshine" and other concentrated alcoholic "drinks"
sounds great, Imp... er Muz! but why the hell did I hear Abba in my head when I read that?
me? I'm drinking water... not because I want to drink water. If I wanted water, I'd ask for a Blue Light. lol
Well, if you want to get technical...
Actually, there hasn't been a cloud in the sky here since Thursday, once Noel disappeared up the east coast.
We were on Cocoa Beach on Friday and there were 20ft waves. Never seen anything like up close.
The backwash almost drags you in.
I loved this sign on the beach: "Containers of alcoholic beverages on the beach are limited to one gallon". And another: "You flick it, we ticket" pertaining to littering. Not a scrap of litter on the beach.
Canada has a lot to learn about policing the beaches...
Isn't that suppost to be one of the sunniest spots in North America or something like that? And 20 foot waves! Kick it surfer dude!
Yes, that excruciating period of time between the bed and the coffee cup affects me the same way.
My family, pets, and furniture have learned never to come between us...