Re: Ethanol

From:"P. Emry" <>

My endocrinologist was told when he was a sailor in WWII that if you took
the isopropl alcohol out of the torpedos and filtered it through raw
bread dough that it would change it into the drinkable kind.  When he told
this to his first chemistry teacher in college blindness was mentioned.

He said the process was very messy and the cook was always mad when they
stole his dough.


On Wed, 15 Nov 2000 wrote:

> I just made a trip to Wal-Mart and checked out their paint solvents.
> Their S-L-X house brand of "denatured alcohol" goes for $3.50 a quart. The 
> denaturant isn't stated, but dire threats of blindness suggest that it's 
> methanol.
> More important, it's unclear whether it's absolute alcohol, and I certainly 
> wouldn't consider using it without finding out.
> Bob Richmond 
> Samurai Pathologist
> Knoxville TN

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