One tech writer bravely drank, ate, and snorted homemade powdered alcohol in order to dispel some common fears.

You made have heard about Palcohol, the powdered alcohol product coming soon to a frat party near you. Since being approved by the FDA a year ago, the idea of dry, discreet alcohol in easily-smuggled packets has struck fear into the hearts of parents and legislators across the country. Various states have already banned it, and it doesn't even go on sale until this summer.

The fears about powdered alcohol are simple: that it will lead to increased binge-drinking, that it will be used to spike drinks, and that it will be snorted. Palcohol's inventors actually advertised snortability as a selling point on their original website before they wisely decided to tone it down.

Sources: Wired