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magpie
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Wasn't sure what category to put this in, since there's no category for drinking stories. (there should be!)

Back in college a guy told me that when Russians get low on vodka, they bring out the eyedropper. He said a group of guys can get drunk off just a couple ounces by dropping it in their eyes, instead of injesting it. He said since the alcohol goes straight to the veins in their eyes, they get drunk super fast but it doesn't last very long.

I didn't want to try this myself, since I figure it would probably burn really bad and maybe make you go blind. Is it medically safe, and would it really make you feel drunk?

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Don't think so. Alcohol to a mucous membrane=bad.

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Sounds to me as if it would dry the cornea. Can't possibly be a good idea.

I rather prefer the enema theory...

Silas

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Vinnichanka
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Us Russians, when we run out of alcohol, we drink methyl alcohol (that'll make you blind), face tonic and perfume. Helps with hygene, too...

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Troodon
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Just the fumes from alcahol (admittedly not a drinkable alcahol) are enough my make my eyes sting. I think actually getting alcahol in your eyes would be agonizing.

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Getting drunk has to do with the amount of alcohol in your blood stream, not how well it was placed in your system. While an amount being placed in QUICKLY is different (no food, bubbles whatever) in that more alcohol is placed in your bloodstream sooner than over a period of time, a droplet of alcohol is no sooner to get you drunk in the eye or directly in the stomach.

I have heard friends tell me of them doing some sort of shooter off the back of a shot- in their nose. They swear by it. But they also do a few of em.

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The story you heard is probably untrue. Ethyl alcohol is a skin and eye irritant. It would hurt like heck.
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quote:
Originally posted by Vinnichanka:
Us Russians, when we run out of alcohol, we drink methyl alcohol (that'll make you blind), face tonic and perfume. Helps with hygene, too...

Don't forget MIG-25 electronics coolant fluid...

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A couple of friends of mine tried snorting vodka. The looked extremely ridiculous doing it, but said that the little bit the snorted made them feel drunk.

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This appears in the film Kevin and Perry Go Large (starring Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke). The DJ they meet in Ibiza keeps 'swigging' a vodka bottle into his eye, accompanied by a shout of "Twat!" each time.

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I'm not a big poster on this board but this thread reminded me of the voodoo god Baron Samedi. According to folklore, if you encounter someone you think is the Baron, it's advised to spit rum into the persons eyes, if he's uneffected (ie: blind and rithing in pain) you know he's the real deal.
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Ulkomaalainen
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Actually I once read or heard about a study (maybe another UL?) that there can be a certain "placebo element" in being drunk. So if you think a certain ritual can make you more drunk (like e.g. drinking alcoholic beverages through a straw, dripping it in your eyes, dancing around the table singing "Olé Espana", whatever), then so it shall be. Apparently even getting fed non alcoholic beverages without realizing may result in you feeling and acting drunk.

"May" is a keyword here, IIRC, so it happens to some people, but not all.

Anyone any idea where I may have picked up this story and any hints as to its veracity?

Ulko "The've seen me drink but they've yet to see me drunk" maalainen

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quote:
Originally posted by Ulkomaalainen:
Actually I once read or heard about a study (maybe another UL?) that there can be a certain "placebo element" in being drunk. So if you think a certain ritual can make you more drunk (like e.g. drinking alcoholic beverages through a straw, dripping it in your eyes, dancing around the table singing "Olé Espana", whatever), then so it shall be. Apparently even getting fed non alcoholic beverages without realizing may result in you feeling and acting drunk.

"May" is a keyword here, IIRC, so it happens to some people, but not all.

Anyone any idea where I may have picked up this story and any hints as to its veracity?

Ulko "The've seen me drink but they've yet to see me drunk" maalainen

Just anecdotal evidence. The peer pressure element certainly contributes to drunken behavior even when the person's not intoxicated. Back on a high school field trip a bunch of the guys convinced one wannabe that smoking clove cigarettes through the nose would produce a high -- he did, and made a complete ass of himself for about an hour and a half before they broke it to him that there were no mind-altering substances in the smokes. Adam Sandler even had a sketch about this sort of thing on his first album.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhiandmoi:
A couple of friends of mine tried snorting vodka. The looked extremely ridiculous doing it, but said that the little bit the snorted made them feel drunk.

Wonder if hyperventilation had anything to do with it? [Big Grin]

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Vodka in the eyes? Maybe they got it bit confused; it would possibly make you blind, NOT blind drunk [Smile]
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Johnny Slick
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This urban legend is false. Everyone but the police knows that it is impossible to get drunk off of vodka, particularly if it is served in orange juice. Metabolism.

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