Talk:Chemical chirality in popular fiction

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alcohol[edit]

In Spider Robinson's Callahan's Place short story "Mirror/rorriM On the Wall" .... The chirality in alcoholic beverages is also used to justify getting drunk on extremely cheap liquor.

I do not understand the last sentence. Ethanol is not chiral (this is a plot point in Doorways in the Sand). Does it mean that the toxic or unpalatable components of extremely cheap liquor – other than the alcohol itself – are more tolerable if reversed? —Tamfang (talk) 18:07, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Actually, it is that unpalatable components of extremely cheap liquor become *wonderful* when reversed.Naraht (talk) 21:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)