That Time the US Government Poisoned Alcohol
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That Time the US Government Poisoned Alcohol




The alcohol we drink is just one particular kind of alcohol: ethanol. The others can be a lot more dangerous, and in the 1920s, the US government made a really dangerous cocktail. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org
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