21 Shots for Your 21st Birthday
Drinking 21 shots of alcohol in one sitting can be life-threatening for anyone. It's dangerous and it can kill you!
The average shot is 1.5 ounces and has at least 30% alcohol. An average person weighing 150 pounds who drinks 21 shots of liquor over 4 hours will have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .42. A BAC of .30 can lead to complete unconsciousness, depressed or absent reflexes, subnormal body temperature, incontinence, and impairment of circulation and respiration; furthermore, a BAC of .42 can be lethal.
Power Hour involves taking a shot of beer every 60 seconds for one hour. One shot of beer every 60 seconds in one hour is the equivalent of 7.5 beers.
A pub crawl is typically a group of people going from one bar to another consuming large amounts of alcohol.
Alcohol & Energy Drinks
Potential danger comes from mixing a stimulant (caffeine) with a depressant (alcohol). Top reasons why mixing caffeine or energy drinks with alcohol is a really bad idea:
- Mixing caffeine and alcohol can increase the risk of alcohol poisoning. Since caffeine makes people feel "less drunk" than they really are, they tend to drink more than they should.
- Mixing alcohol and caffeine can make your heart rate and blood pressure rise.
- Caffeine can make you feel energetic even if you’re drunk. Why is this dangerous? Because people can be "tricked" into thinking they are alert enough to do things like drive a car when they really aren't.
- Caffeine and alcohol are both diuretics, leading to dehydration (and really bad hangovers).
- Adding caffeine to alcohol can make drinking alcohol all the more addictive.