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    Default Today I learned what denatured alcohol is.

    Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has an raunchy odor and raunchy flavor added to it in order to prevent recreational consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has an raunchy odor and raunchy flavor added to it in order to prevent recreational consumption.
    How fast DID you spit it out?? <G>
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    My dad treated American servicemen in the Pacific who had drink cococtions of cocoanut juice and compass alcohol. Not always a good outcome.

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    Default Re: Today I learned what denatured alcohol is.

    We call that Meths
    Denatured alcohol (also called methylated spirits in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; wood spirit; and denatured rectified spirit) is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous, bad-tasting, foul-smelling, or nauseating to discourage its recreational consumption.
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    It's not just bad-tasting. It's dosed with methanol, which is poisonous and can blind you.

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    Our government(s) would rather kill alcoholics than take a chance on missing out on tax revenue.

    That’s f’d up.

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    The Volstead Act had significant support from the Ku Klux Klan.

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    Bought a package of car key batteries the other day, the ones about the size of a nickel. The package said a bitter coating had been added to them to child proof them.

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