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Have you heard that tequila CAN BE CONVERTED INTO DIAMONDS?

Asked by Kelly_Obrien (1735points) December 23rd, 2009

Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds

(—Whoever thought that science was a dry subject might change their mind after learning about a new discovery in which tequila is turned into diamonds. A team of Mexican scientists found that the heated vapor from 80-proof (40% alcohol) tequila blanco, when deposited on a silicon or stainless steel substrate, can form diamond films.

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dustintownsend's avatar

I have not heard this.

I have heard (and know) that tequila can put you on the floor.

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

On the floor and out the door, Dustin.

talljasperman's avatar

yes from PBS nova science now with neil degrasse tyson

dunkin_donutz's avatar

I’ve heard tequila can be converted into vomit.

Strauss's avatar

Where do I sign up for this experiment?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

But much more expensively than the mined sort. Any form of carbon can be converted that way. The Mexican scientists did that as a publicity stunt. Pure grain alcohol would have been a better source material.

LocoLuke's avatar

technically, you could convert your deceased relatives into diamonds, but that’s a bit morbid….

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@LocoLuke and expensive, too. Probably cheaper to fire them into orbit.

LocoLuke's avatar

What a fantastic idea… “Fire me at the nearest star with a habitable planet.”

jerv's avatar

@LocoLuke I’ve heard of people doing stranger things. Cryogenics comes to mind immediately…
@stranger_in_a_strange_land Once we construct decent mass-drivers, it’ll only cost a few megawatts of electricity. Sure, the initial investment is a little steep, but the per-launch cost after that is fairly reasonable. An added bonus is that, unlike launching a manned space capsule, you really don’t have to worry about G-force-induced physical trauma.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@jerv Good idea, only we’re spending all the money that should be going into that on killing people in faraway places.

LocoLuke's avatar

hmm, i’m pretty sure you’d just have to ask for funding under the guise of a new weapon.
“Hey! I’ve got an idea, let’s fire those baddies into outer space where they can’t bother us!”

loser's avatar

What a waste of tequila!!!

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stratman37's avatar

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR.

UScitizen's avatar

Absolutely true. I know a woman that routinely used tequila as a part of her scheme to get men to produce diamonds for her.

Kelly_Obrien's avatar


Five tequila, six tequila, seven tequila, MORE

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Berserker's avatar

If I start sucking on diamonds will I get drunk? >_>

jerv's avatar

@Symbeline No, but if you get drunk and start sucking other things you might get diamonds

Berserker's avatar

@jerv—Eeeew lol for some reason I get the idea that they would be kidney stones. >_>

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I have heard about this – would love to get one

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