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Saturday, January 2, 2010

There's drunk and then there's record setting drunk

I took it fairly easy this New Years Eve in the drinking department  Which I would like to say is the norm but sadly is not.  However that said I did have some success this year.  I digress,  while drinking an assortment of beers form the Chicago based Two Brothers Brewing Company, it got me thinking about what is the worlds record for being drunk and here it is:

Bulgarian's blood-alcohol level astounds doctors
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 | 3:07 PM ET
CBC News

Bulgarian doctors tested a man's blood-alcohol level five times before accepting it was 0.914 – nearly twice the amount considered to be life-threatening.

The 67-year-old man landed in hospital on Dec. 20 after a car knocked him off his feet in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, police and doctors said Tuesday.

A breath test indicated blood-alcohol levels so high that police thought their equipment was broken, because the man remained conscious and talked with them.

The head of Plovdiv police, Col. Angel Rangelov, said five separate lab tests taken the same day confirmed the man's blood-alcohol level of 0.914.

A blood-alcohol level of 0.55 is considered potentially fatal.

In comparison, the Bulgarian man's level was more than 11 times higher than the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers in Canada, which is 0.08.

The man, who has not been identified, was reported to be in stable condition after being treated for head injuries.  
Ok the average person successfully processes .015 b.a.c out of their system per hour so this fine gentleman had the equivalent of 60 beers in his system at one time! (article link: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2005/01/04/drunk-bulgarian-050104.html)

The picture is of my new favorite beer it is from the Surly Brewing Company out of Minnesota-called Furious-a fantastic beer which I promise I will never have more than six of at any one time but it is so good I probably will need help with that, well not really.  Enjoy.

Proverbs 31:6
Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish;


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