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January 31, 2011


A drunk man found lying on a frozen park bench in his underwear survived because of the amount of alcohol in his blood.

Key Caveat: They believe alcohol in his blood acted like anti-freeze - on the other hand it may have played a part in him ending up on a frozen park bench in his underpants.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and RussellMc)


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Man, if I had a nickel for every time I've been found passed out in my undies on a frozen park bench...

That's a special kind of oblivious.

But did he freeze to the bench like Flick in A CHRISTMAS STORY...only not his tongue IYKWIM?

Wonder how he got in his undies ?

jeff is implying that Mr. Andrzejhe froze his brandy Aleksander c0ck



With the hangover from that, I'm sure he wishes he didn't survive.

"on the other hand it may have played a part in him ending up on a frozen park bench in his underpants."

Nahhh, that's crazy talk.

And speaking of crystal(ized) ba11s...

If you pass out drunk, puke in your throat, inhale it into your lungs, you will get pneumonia and die. It has happened to people I know and has almost happened to me.

Do any of the medical types here know how much he had to drink to get to that level?
"Too much" I understand, but that took some real effort, I bet.
Also, my guess about his pants is that he took them off when they got "wet".
Back in the mid '60s, I was at a bootleggers establishment (a trailer). One of his friend/customers stumbled outside to relieve himself. However, he was at that stage where a zipper is high tech and he couldn't manage it.
He stood there, waving gently in the breeze, and a dark stain moved down his pants.
It made an impression on me.

I don't know how to convert metric to BAC, but I'm thinking being in the cold might have slowed his metabolism down enough to save his life.
A friend of mine got a DUI several years ago and had a guy in his AA class who claimed when he finally got arrested his BAC was .7. Not .07, .7. He said he had no recollection of the last year before he finally got thrown in jail and dried out.

Here in the north country, no one underestimates the life-saving insulating properties of underpants.

Just substitute "bench"and "underwear" for "elephant" and "pyjamas" and you have a remake of a Marx Brothers movie.

0.7?? That's nearly a record Here.

If they pass out on a park bench,with the temp -4 degrees, they wouldn't last long unless they have formaldehyde in their veins.

We've had many who have tried, however....sometimes multiple times...

In one of the last stages of hypothermia, the body sends a rush of heated blood (which had been withdrawn to keep the central core warm) back to the skin. If you are freezing for a long time and suddenly feel hot, you should be aware that you are getting close to death. There are many, many cases where people (even sober ones) strip off their clothes just before becoming a popsicle.

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