Since childhood, some people told me that wetting a metal utensil in alcohol could sterilize it. How true is this?

  • Isn't that the same reason alcohol used to be used for disinfecting wounds? Rubbing alcohol comes to mind. Nov 23, 2017 at 23:52
  • @MasterYoda I'm interested to know if it kills the bacterium Clostridium tetani
    – abarazal
    Nov 24, 2017 at 16:36
  • I think the same discussion is going on here-boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=255406
    – Aju
    Nov 25, 2017 at 11:20


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