From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 18 2003 - 12:41:24 EDT
From: "Ted Hopp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sunday, August 17, 2003 10:48 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> > Shouldn't a "pint" of beer be administratively fixed at
> > 500 mL,
^^^^ 500 ml (lowercase for the official liter symbol)
> > just as a "fifth" of liquor in America is now officially
> > 750 mL?
^^^^ 750 ml (idem)
> > Seems like a good task for an ISO working group.
> Egads! THAT would be enough to drive a person to
Do you mean "drunk" here? At least that person should not be
authorized to drive after 66 cl (or two 33cl bottles), exceeding
normally the maximum 0.5 g/l of alcoohol in blood, or 0.3 g/l
of expired air (French levels).
If one wants to use basic SI units, this means 0.5 kg/m3.
For a adult person of roughly 80kg (about 5 liters of blood),
this limit is 2.5 g of pure alcoohol, and with a beer at 6°,
this limit is roughly 41 g of beer if it was fully assimilated
(injected directly in the veins), but a normal absorbtion
is performed at roughly 10% in the instestinal area, going
to 410 g of beer, or 41 cl (just a little more than a 33 cl
bottle, this limit being exceeded with just 1 can of 50 cl...)
So for the police, any one that has just drunk a "pint" or a
"fifth" of beer is drunk and out of law if driving...
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