15 Common Drinking Myths Debunked

[tps_title]Myth 12: If you don’t want to flunk the Breathalyzer test, then suck on pennies[/tps_title]

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This may have probably stemmed from the fact that copper absorbs ethanol. While this is true, the copper content in coins nowadays is almost nonexistent. If the coin does have copper at all, it’s so minimal that you get jack squat if you’re hoping for help. Plus, cops are a lot smarter these days. The officer often first asks you to open your mouth as part of a preliminary to the actual alcohol testing. Unless you have a kangaroo for a mouth and have a hidden pocket hiding somewhere, you’re gonna have to spit that coin out.

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