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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. – Master Yoda Nov 23 '17 at 23:52
  • @MasterYoda I'm interested to know if it kills the bacterium Clostridium tetani – abarazal Nov 24 '17 at 16:36
  • I think the same discussion is going on here-boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=255406 – Aju Nov 25 '17 at 11:20

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