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imabench
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8/15/2012 12:02:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Welcome, I have a question and its been driving me up a f*cking wall for a long time now,

If a pool was filled with beer, and someone drowns in it, did he die from drowning or from alcohol consumption?? If one, why not the other??

I know its stupid but im losing my mind over this, please help?
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8/15/2012 12:12:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Do an tox screen. If alcohol levels are greater or equal to than needed to die, then alcohol consumption is a possible cause of death. Otherwise, the sure cause is drowning.
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8/15/2012 12:18:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Drowning.

Beer is 5% alcohol. The amount of beer it would take to drown you (amount to fill lungs, not amount in pool) is less beer than an average partier drinks on any given night.
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8/15/2012 12:19:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:02:03 PM, imabench wrote:
Welcome, I have a question and its been driving me up a f*cking wall for a long time now,

If a pool was filled with beer, and someone drowns in it, did he die from drowning or from alcohol consumption?? If one, why not the other??

I know its stupid but im losing my mind over this, please help?

If he drowns, then he died of drowning.

We can try to make it more interesting by saying he drank so much of it that he passed out and drowned in the rest. But I'd still call that drowning, not alcohol poisoning.

In law school, I heard about a case where somebody had either wind insurance or water insurance (don't remember which) but not both. His house blew into the river. :D

If you walk around a tree, and there's a squirrel out of sight on the far side of the tree. As you go around the tree, the squirrel stays on the far side, always with his belly toward you. When you've walked around the tree, have you walked around the squirrel?

Okay, writing the above gave me enough time to think, and I decided to look up "consume." The closest definition I found at dictionary.com was "eat or drink." Accidentally getting beer in your lungs wouldn't seem to count as consumption.

But let's change the hypothetical. Suppose he ate so many hotdogs that his stomach exploded. Would we say, "Did he die from eating hotdogs, or from an exploded stomach?" It doesn't have to be one or the other. Both could be true.

So, if we counted inhaling beer as "consumption," then he would have died from both alcohol consumption and drowning.
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8/15/2012 12:21:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
so the popular consensus is drowning.

Thankyou :D <33333
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8/15/2012 4:57:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:12:36 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
Do an tox screen. If alcohol levels are greater or equal to than needed to die, then alcohol consumption is a possible cause of death. Otherwise, the sure cause is drowning.

Wrong B/c his lugs will be full of alcohol and there for show high no matter what. The answer is Drowning b/c he was never alive long enough to die of the alcohol consumption.

Although one could argue that he did die of alcohol consumption, because he consumed alcohol in his lugs therefor it killed him. lol
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8/15/2012 5:19:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:02:03 PM, imabench wrote:
Welcome, I have a question and its been driving me up a f*cking wall for a long time now,

If a pool was filled with beer, and someone drowns in it, did he die from drowning or from alcohol consumption?? If one, why not the other??

I know its stupid but im losing my mind over this, please help?

Death from alcohol poisoning would take longer than it takes to die from lack of oxygen, so he'd drown.
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8/15/2012 5:20:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:02:03 PM, imabench wrote:
If a pool was filled with beer, and someone drowns in it, did he die from drowning or from alcohol consumption?? If one, why not the other??

Is this supposed to be like the, "Which is heavier: 100 lbs of rocks or 100 lbs of feathers?" question? The scenario explicitly states that he drowns in the alcohol.
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8/15/2012 5:36:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Drowning.

The lungs would be filled with liquid - drowning doesn't only occur in water. You'd drown far faster than you could die of alcohol poisoning.
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8/15/2012 5:45:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
You just told me that he drowned in the pool.
And then asked if he drowned in it.
The answer is yes.
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8/15/2012 5:47:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 5:45:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
You just told me that he drowned in the pool.
And then asked if he drowned in it.
The answer is yes.
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8/15/2012 5:48:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:19:24 PM, wiploc wrote:
At 8/15/2012 12:02:03 PM, imabench wrote:
Welcome, I have a question and its been driving me up a f*cking wall for a long time now,

If a pool was filled with beer, and someone drowns in it, did he die from drowning or from alcohol consumption?? If one, why not the other??

I know its stupid but im losing my mind over this, please help?

If he drowns, then he died of drowning.

We can try to make it more interesting by saying he drank so much of it that he passed out and drowned in the rest. But I'd still call that drowning, not alcohol poisoning.

In law school, I heard about a case where somebody had either wind insurance or water insurance (don't remember which) but not both. His house blew into the river. :D

If you walk around a tree, and there's a squirrel out of sight on the far side of the tree. As you go around the tree, the squirrel stays on the far side, always with his belly toward you. When you've walked around the tree, have you walked around the squirrel?

Okay, writing the above gave me enough time to think, and I decided to look up "consume." The closest definition I found at dictionary.com was "eat or drink." Accidentally getting beer in your lungs wouldn't seem to count as consumption.

But let's change the hypothetical. Suppose he ate so many hotdogs that his stomach exploded. Would we say, "Did he die from eating hotdogs, or from an exploded stomach?" It doesn't have to be one or the other. Both could be true.

So, if we counted inhaling beer as "consumption," then he would have died from both alcohol consumption and drowning.

But, I must say that this was quite the entertaining read.
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8/15/2012 5:50:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If you have a man full of alcohol dead in a pool, he'll have both alcohol to drown him and alcohol to poison him. So surely it's death by sexy?
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8/15/2012 11:15:43 PM
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http://community.discovery.com...

Apparently you can't drown in beer because you'd float on the yeast...
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8/16/2012 6:04:06 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 5:47:54 PM, Ren wrote:
At 8/15/2012 5:45:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
You just told me that he drowned in the pool.
And then asked if he drowned in it.
The answer is yes.
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8/16/2012 9:49:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Drowning, methinks. But how one would drown in a pool if alcohol, and why one would enter in the first place.....
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