In a 2003 episode of the Discovery Channel's hit show "Myth Busters," Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tackled some drunk-driving myths that we're sure many of our readers are familiar with. From word of mouth to Internet forums, many people tout such classics as sucking on a penny to using mouthwash as the best ways to beat a Breathalyzer. But is this really possible? Let's take a look.
As is explained in an article on How Stuff Works, when a person has a drink, alcohol can be absorbed into the bloodstream at any point between the mouth and the intestines. When alcohol-laden blood moves across the air sacs of the lungs, some of the alcohol evaporates and escapes when a person breathes.