This is a most interesting article on Yahoo news. To quote:
"BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Police said a 9-year-old girl told them her grandmother poured her two drinks from a gin bottle while she was watching TV.
Bloomington Police Commander Jim Ryan said the girl remembers vomiting, hitting her head and blacking out about 1 p.m. Aug. 31."
I present a riddle for the reader in these two lines. There is at least one medical impossibility, and another stark improbability. Can you find them? Answer is after the jump.
First: The article says she remembers vomiting, hitting her head and blacking out. This is in itself a medical impossibility. When a person blacks out from hitting their head it is due to a concussion. When this happens, the person never remembers the event that caused it. The impact on the brain prevents those memories from being recorded.
Second: She drank two "glasses" of gin? Now, I'm no drinker. I tried neat gin about two years ago. It was like drinking liquid fire! It burns! I personally have a great deal of difficulty with this assertion. I cannot see a 9 year old drinking any quantity of gin without refusing it for taste. This is at best improbable.