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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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drink driving
I knew someone who flipped his car into a ditch while drunk. He wasnt badly hurt so when the police arrived, they put him in the back of the cop car and prepared the breathaliser. Now the guy had heard that if you suck on copper coins, they neutralise the alcohol in your breath and you can pass the breathaliser test. This is obviously complete bollocks but he was desperate not to lose his license. He checked his pockets for money but he had no coins on him, only notes. So he did the obvious thing and popped a 20 pound note in his mouth.

He ended up losing his license for a year.
(, Mon 22 Mar 2010, 22:40, 5 replies)
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mr friend ben was telling us on the phone that he could drive better drunk and we then heard him crash,, it was christmas eve he had a brand new car 6 hours old from his wife ,, we where in a taxi going home
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 0:50, closed)
I don't think that's what his source meant by "if you suck off the copper"...
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 1:00, closed)
It isn't bollocks.
We got pulled after a day in the pub. The girl driving was well over and blew positive on the portable breathalyser. She sucked on a tuppence all the way to the nick and blew negative. There was no way on God's earth she could have been below the limit.

So that is one urban legend I believe.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 7:47, closed)
Nothing to do with the inaccuracies of the roadside tester and that it takes time to get to the station for a proper reading, time in which she may just process enough alcohol to be back under the limit.
(, Tue 23 Mar 2010, 15:26, closed)
Not the amount she'd been drinking; more importantly the concentration of what had been drunk shortly before being pulled.
I've been done myself and been under when I got back to the station (once in the morning, one after a post-work beer).

It's supposed to be something to done with the alkali of the coins.
(, Wed 24 Mar 2010, 7:04, closed)

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