Is Hypothermic Alcohol Consumption Death Common?
February 3, 2005 5:40 PM Subscribe
In T Coraghessan Boyle's excellent novel Drop City, there's a scene in which a character dies after drinking alcohol outside in the midst of a deeply freezing night in Alaska. Boyle doesn't really explain it, but I'm wondering if this is a commonly known actual way of dying; if so, is there some temperature at which drinking booze in sub-arctic conditions becomes hazardous to one's health?
posted by jgballard to Health & Fitness (19 answers total)