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beating the breathalyser test 

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The breathalyser test is used in the US as well as in socially advanced countries to assess whether a driver should be in the front seat of his car on his way home or in the back seat of a police car on his way to County lockup.

Popular myth holds that one can beat the test, even if one’s blood alcohol level is above the legal limit. Mythbusters (a US TV show) debunked the best-known of these old wives’ tales.

The following do not work:

• A mouthful of peanut butter and jelly

• Eating breath mints or onions

• Denture cream or mouth wash or hyperventilating before the test

• Holding batteries or copper coins in one’s mouth during the test. 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(season_1)

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