Sanitized Stupidity

Doctors at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, Vic., Australia, were treating a patient for alcoholism. Doctors were “stunned” to find his blood alcohol level was 0.271 percent, even though the 45-year-old man had been in the hospital for three days. They pinpointed the cause: the patient had pulled six 375ml bottles of hand sanitizer out of wall-mounted dispensers and drank them. The sanitizer gel is about 66 percent ethanol, or 132 proof in liquor terms. “We have these bottles all over the wards and they are used constantly,” said Dr. Michael Oldmeadow, adding they were necessary to prevent infection. He suggests that dispensers be bolted to the wall “so it can only be refilled but can’t be removed.” The man was lucky to have survived, he said, but his was not the only case, nor the most severe.

A THOUGHT: Well, that’s a sure way to clean out your system.

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizing Vitamin E – 4/10oz. Bottles
Cleanwell All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Original Scent, Pocket Size, 1-Ounce Spray Bottles (Pack of 6)
BabyGanics Alchohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer, Fragrance Free, 250ml (8.45-Ounce) Bottles (Pack of 2)
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Aloe 8 fl oz (236 ml)
Germ-X waterless hand sanitizer, original – 40 oz

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About Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan is just your average, ordinary All-American writer. Chase began writing several years ago, but never published anything until the "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?" blog launched in August of 2009. Chase simply got tired of standing around and just observing all of the craziness in the world, so this anxious writer sat down and wrote the first "Are YOu Friggen' Kidding Me?" article on August 19th, 2009. Now, any time something makes Chase say, "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?", the issue get's transformed into an article. Chase is currently single, homeless and living under a bridge in South Florida.

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