Friday, October 28, 2005

C2H5OH, on the rocks, with a twist

Do you ever see a headline and think "why is that a big deal?" And then you really read the headline and think "Holy smoke!"

From Japan Today:
Two Russian sailors die after downing alcohol for industrial use
The two surviving crew members said they and the two fellow crew members were having drinks believing the substance was drinkable alcohol, according to the coast guard.

Here's the part that caught me by surprise: they thought it was regular alcohol. Apparently I held the belief that Russian sailors will knowingly drink anything. Whoops.

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