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Aussie drank more than ten bottles of vodka before Bali drunken rampage

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  1. [9]
    ali Link
    I can not believe anyone is capable of drinking this much alcohol and is still able to walk around, crashing scooters, assaulting people? I mean, after drinking half a bottle I can not imagine...

    I can not believe anyone is capable of drinking this much alcohol and is still able to walk around, crashing scooters, assaulting people?
    I mean, after drinking half a bottle I can not imagine myself walking properly.
    I can't imagine this is not an exaggeration

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      Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      At about 1:20 in the embedded video, the reporter says this: FYI: @Loire

      At about 1:20 in the embedded video, the reporter says this:

      Police say it was actually 20 small bottles of vodka that Carr admitted to drinking

      FYI: @Loire

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      1. [2]
        Loire Link Parent
        Volume is of utter importance to this story. Are we talking airplane sized bottles? If it's those 50 ml bottles, that would make a lot more sense.

        Volume is of utter importance to this story. Are we talking airplane sized bottles? If it's those 50 ml bottles, that would make a lot more sense.

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        1. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
          I suggest you ask Mr Carr or the Indonesian police to supply that information. I, unfortunately, do not have it.

          I suggest you ask Mr Carr or the Indonesian police to supply that information. I, unfortunately, do not have it.

          4 votes
    2. [5]
      Loire (edited ) Link Parent
      It's bullshit. At the very height of my alcoholism university career I could regularly polish off a 40 oz bottle of whisky in a night without dying. I was of a similiar size and weights to this...

      It's bullshit. At the very height of my alcoholism university career I could regularly polish off a 40 oz bottle of whisky in a night without dying. I was of a similiar size and weights to this guy. With that said that was six years of alcoholism practice. There is no way a human being is putting away "ten bottles" and not spending the night gaving his stomache pumped.

      Has anyone been to Bali? Are the liquor bottles there abnormally small? Unless the bottles are 150 ml theres no conceivable way he managed this.

      4 votes
      1. [4]
        cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
        I dunno about that, my raging alcoholic best friend (and I, though I could never totally keep up) would regularly go through a 24 pack of "tall boy" beers and a 60oz of vodka over the course of a...

        I dunno about that, my raging alcoholic best friend (and I, though I could never totally keep up) would regularly go through a 24 pack of "tall boy" beers and a 60oz of vodka over the course of a night all by himself. And ten "mickeys" (12oz) bottles of vodka isn't really that far off. So ultimately it really depends on the size of the bottle you're referring to and especially whether its a premixed cocktail or not.

        p.s. Want to know his (and my, at the time) trick for accomplishing such a seemingly superhuman feat of drinking? Cocaine, and a hell of a lot of it. I definitely don't recommend that strategy though, as I'm now sober but in rough shape, and he died in his late-30s last year 2 years ago... edit: time flies :(

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          Loire Link Parent
          The capabilities of the human body never cease to amaze. I'm assuming the cocaine overdrives the metabolization of the alcohol?

          The capabilities of the human body never cease to amaze.

          I'm assuming the cocaine overdrives the metabolization of the alcohol?

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          1. cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
            I'm honestly not sure. Maybe? But I suspect you wind up just pissing and puking most of the alcohol out once you reach a certain point though... because we did both frequently when on a binge,...

            I'm honestly not sure. Maybe? But I suspect you wind up just pissing and puking most of the alcohol out once you reach a certain point though... because we did both frequently when on a binge, especially as the night dragged on into morning back into evening again. I think the coke mostly just keeps you conscious and able to move (if only barely) so you can keep pounding the drinks down.

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          2. imperialismus Link Parent
            Cocaine doesn't affect the metabolization of alcohol. It does, however, directly counter many of the effects of alcohol. Not perfectly: disinhibition and poor judgment are likely to synergize,...

            Cocaine doesn't affect the metabolization of alcohol. It does, however, directly counter many of the effects of alcohol. Not perfectly: disinhibition and poor judgment are likely to synergize, rather than cancel each other out. But the fact that you may lose consciousness or stop breathing can be (somewhat) countered by cocaine.

            The "speedball" (cocaine and heroin) is dangerous precisely because a strong stimulant can temporarily counter the effects of a strong sedative. Cocaine has a short half-life, much shorter than heroin, and the risk is that you overdose on heroin, but the cocaine temporarily prevents you from dying. Once the cocaine runs out while the heroin is still going strong, you may lose consciousness and die.

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