Shot of Anti-Bacterial Handwash?


Despite The Boilermaker’s apparently retrospective (let us say, ‘classically fond’) sensibilities, we also stand vehemently in support of all things experimental and envelope-pushing. But sometimes one must know where to draw the line. Unlike a certain Australian chap.

As the Guardian newspaper reported:

“A man who is recovering after drinking six bottles of alcohol-based handwash while being treated for alcoholism in an Australian hospital has sparked calls for the anti-bacterial gels to be better secured.

The 45-year-old patient was found to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.271%, more than five times above the legal driving limit.

Dr Michael Oldmeadow, of the Alfred hospital in Melbourne, said the incident was not the first of its kind. “You’d think it would taste pretty bad,” he said.”

Via: The Guardian