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Maj November 12th, 2014 7:53pm

Can you have a 500 proof alcoholic beverage?

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rich1010 Stem Cell Harvesting
11/12/14 9:57 pm

Watched the flash? :)

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TierasPet
11/12/14 5:08 pm

I couldn't, not if I wanted to walk or talk any time soon.

fredd TrumpLand
11/12/14 3:17 pm

That would be um, 250% alcohol. Impressive!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/12/14 2:38 pm

You really can't. 200 proof is 100% alcohol, as high as you can hope for, and you can't even get to that by distillation. You wouldn't like it anyway. Everclear at 190 proof is the highest I've ever tried, and it is nasty even in orange juice.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
11/12/14 4:13 pm

Probably what turned your hair white, LOL. But I agree it's horrible stuff

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/12/14 2:12 pm

We saw that watching The Flash. Our mouths dropped!

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catpillow Florida West Coast
11/12/14 2:14 pm

That's one reason I follow you. You don't let much get past you!

Maj Worth Economist
11/12/14 3:14 pm

Thank you! That made my day! :)

BusinessJustin Tamriel
11/12/14 1:19 pm

I could use a 500-proof drink after today...

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smacc DunningKruger
11/12/14 2:01 pm

I'm with ya brother

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 6:00 pm

I don't drink, and I'll challenge you to this mythological challenge!

BusinessJustin Tamriel
11/12/14 6:05 pm

You never disappoint Kyle! I haven't drank in a month, but tonight I'm finishing this bottle of champagne. Haha, today was a terrible day to be a programmer...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 6:08 pm

It's okay. We all have those days and deal with them differently. Certainly can't blame you for that.

I hope things get better, though.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
11/12/14 6:10 pm

Ha, thanks man. It really wasn't that bad. I don't get stressed, so I was like 'whatevs.' I just want to use it as an excuse ;)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 6:26 pm

Now you sound like an alcoholic... Oh well. :P

smacc DunningKruger
11/12/14 8:42 pm

Haven't drank in a month? I think your safe.
Mythology? There was a time I was pretty good with that.

Rotavele Alabama
11/12/14 1:08 pm

Only in heaven.

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dventola98 CMU
11/12/14 1:01 pm

I don't think 500 but lots of alcohol is over 120

Maj Worth Economist
11/12/14 1:08 pm

Proof is twice the percentage of alcohol, so 120 proof means a drink is 60% alcohol. 200 Proof would then therefore be 100% alcohol. 500 Proof thus means some drink is 250% alcohol. Which makes no sense at all. :D

Maj Worth Economist
11/12/14 12:56 pm

This question was inspired by last night's episode of The Flash (which is an awesome show). But I was utterly disappointed to hear that they believe that they could make a drink that was more than 100 percent alcohol. *sigh*

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KudosToYou California
11/12/14 1:06 pm

Saw that this morning.
"I understood that reference."

Maj Worth Economist
11/12/14 1:10 pm

So you are both an Arrow and Flash fan? I came late to the party (started season 1 of Arrow right before season 2 debuted), but it's definitely a house favorite. :)

KudosToYou California
11/12/14 1:25 pm

And Gotham, and Constantine, to an extent.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
11/12/14 1:34 pm

Maybe they're using hyper-alcohol: alcohol distilled in a hypercube shaped still.

Maj Worth Economist
11/12/14 2:02 pm

I didn't like Gotham, so I stopped watching it. I haven't checked out Constantine yet.