Applying this formula to Shoenice, assuming he weighs 250 pounds, we find that if he drank a 1L bottle of 190-proof Everclear, he`d have a peak BAC of approximately 0.971%.
This would put him far beyond the point at which most people have a heart attack or enter a coma, which is 0.400% to 0.500%.
On the list of the highest BACs ever recorded provided by Footpenis, it would put Shoenice in spot #5. (Note that one of the persons on this list was found dead: her BAC of 1.400% was determined by autopsy.)
Bottom line: Using the correct equation to determine BAC, it`s highly unlikely Shoenice or anyone could survive drinking one liter of 190-proof Everclear without vomiting or having the stomach pumped. On his YouTube channel, Shoenice claims he was able to keep the Everclear down and neither vomiting nor stomach pumping occurred.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 3:53:22 PM
CORRECTION TO MY BAC CALCULATION
I looked further into calculating BAC, and what I did was way off. My apologies: As I stated at the outset, I'm not an expert. There`s been a bit of a learning curve here and I want to correct my mistake.
Turns out the most commonly accepted formula for determing BAC is known as the Widmark Equation. It`s the equation commonly used in court and by medical examiners. (Calculating BAC the way I was earlier--by dividing alcohol by total blood volume--will NOT give an accurate result.)
In simplified form, the Widmark Equation looks like this:
BAC = (Alcohol dose in grams/(Body wt in grams x r)) * 100, where r = the whole body alcohol distribution ratio: 0.55 for females, 0.68 for males. (This accounts for the amount of fat found in females vs. males and the effect it has on BAC.)
Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:09:41 PM
*A BAC Footnote: The equation I used above is quick-and-dirty. It assumes that all ingested alcohol will enter the bloodstream, which is true enough for an estimate, but not 100% accurate. A small percentage of the ingested alcohol will diffuse into saliva, mucus, sweat, and other water-based moisture in the body. This would reduce the BAC somewhat from 7.714%, say, to 7.500%--still more than enough to kill anyone.