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Alcohol Mouth Spray Gets You Drunk Without Side Effects

By George Fox
CBS Detroit Blogger

A device presented at a Paris exhibition will make you instantaneously drunk by spraying a tiny amount of alcohol into your mouth. The downside is the effect only lasts for a few seconds.

My question is why anyone would want to feel drunk for a few seconds. Maybe it's just a curiosity. Maybe somebody who doesn't drink needs a few moments of "liquid courage" in order to talk to a cute guy or girl at the bar? If this ever becomes available in the US, I'm sure it'll be a hit in college dorms, fraternities and sororities -- right next to the novelty breathalyzer.

The WAHH Quantum Sensations device was developed by French designer Philippe Starck and a Franco-American scientist, David Edwards. The WAHH will cost 26 dollars.

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz originally reported the impressive claims from Edwards that after the alcohol disappears, you will be able to pass any alcohol test and you won't have a headache. That's a plus!

Each spray equals 0.075 milliliters of alcohol so it would take 1000 sprays to equal one drink. Phew, my finger is getting tired just thinking about it.

Edwards is also responsible for other spray inventions. The Whif, which allows you to taste flavors including chocolate or coffee without having to eat or drink and the Whaf, an ultrasonic system which creates a cloud of flavor.

George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When I'm not working on content for the CBS Local websites, I'm probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter@GeorgeJFox.

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