Whiskey causes temperature drop?

10 posts / 0 new
Last post
#1
Whiskey causes temperature drop?

I drank 3 full whiskey bottles at once, and my character died... frozen to death.

_______________________________________________________________

Universitarian Nerd and Java Programmer

Might be a nod to reality, alcohol dialates the surfaces blood vessels causing you to lose body heat quickly.

That can totally happen in the real world if you drink the whiskey while exposed to cold temperatures. There have been documented cases where winos have liquored up to feel warm, but in fact they're actually hastening the effects of hypothermia on their already weakened bodies. Then they eventually find the poor souls frozen to park benches and crammed under bus platforms.

"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed." - Mark Twain

Ok but... from being totally comfortable to frozen to death?? Meh it's alcohol not liquid nitrogen!

_______________________________________________________________

Universitarian Nerd and Java Programmer

It's cold outside, brah. :p

"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed." - Mark Twain

Yea, I guess 2 t-shirts, 1 hospital gown, 1 hoodie and 1 squirrel pelt tunic weren't enough xD

_______________________________________________________________

Universitarian Nerd and Java Programmer

Maybe it was the sudden subconscious awareness of the social coldness and
the direness of the situation, not only yourself but society of whole was
in. Your brain couldn't handle it, and shut down all vital functions.

Just a working hypothesis. ;-)

Could be, or maybe in the Matrix that seems like whiskey but in realty it's liquid nitrogen!

_______________________________________________________________

Universitarian Nerd and Java Programmer

I just lol'd

I should look into this. Whiskey is definitely wired to reduce body temp a bit, but I don't think it should cause freezing to death. Maybe the effect is set to stack?

Anyway, I've made a note, and will check when I can. Thanks!

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games