Aspirin + dead car battery= ?

United States
@Joeyfish (239)
March 23, 2011 7:52pm CST
So I was reading up on some stuff about how to fix a battery that has been considered "permanently dead" and somewhere I read that if you add 12 aspirins to your battery (if its not one of those maintenance free ones) and wait around 5 minutes, your battery will be able to work again. I tried this with several different batteries and only two of them started to work out of like five. Has anyone heard of anything like this? And do you know any other 'Macgyver' tricks to make a dead batter work without charging it?