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Scientists Use Gamma Rays to Make Instant Booze

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January 2, 2013
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Scientists in Brazil found a way to speed up the aging process of alcohol - just give it a shot of gamma radiation! Researchers say that it's completely safe to drink, but since each radiation machine costs over $3 million, don't expect to see this radioactive booze in your local liquor store any time soon. Gillian Pensavalle has the story.


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