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Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure? Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure?
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From hot coffee to cold showers, humans have anxiously sought the mystical remedy that is the perfect hangover cure. However, thanks to a Chinese food study that was published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, that painful, …

Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has discovered a gene link in rats selectively bred to prefer alcohol. Researchers believe the new findings could eventually help reveal the genetic component of alcoholism in humans. The study‘s …

Zac Efron Completed Stint in Rehab Zac Efron Completed Stint in Rehab
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Zac Efron, the former teen idol, and now an up-and-coming star, finished a stay in rehab earlier this year. It was initially reported that he had entered rehab due to alcohol abuse, but sources have informed TMZ that Efron had …

Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiling Delayed Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiling Delayed
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Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy Winehouse, has delayed the unveiling of the much anticipated statue of his daughter in Camden, England. Even though the statue was finished and approved by May of this year, Mitch Winehouse states that there are …

Women Who Drink Before Bearing Children Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk Women Who Drink Before Bearing Children Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk
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Drinking has become a pastime at some U.S. universities, but women who drink heavily in the years leading up to motherhood could be putting themselves at risk. A new study has linked drinking before childbirth to an increased risk of …

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study
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Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal …

Binge Drinking Costs Billions, Says CDC Binge Drinking Costs Billions, Says CDC

Americans love their beer, and the recent rise in specialty spirits and microbreweries means more choices than ever. However, alcohol consumption could be costing U.S. states billions in healthcare and other costs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More New Study: Men Drink Less When Smokes Cost More

In the quest to further understand human behavior and substance use, a team of researchers from Yale, Stanford, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY has found an interesting correlation: when analyzing data from over 21,000 drinkers who …

Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible …

Moonshine In Stores: Liquor Makers Cashing In On Notoriety Moonshine In Stores: Liquor Makers Cashing In On Notoriety
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Moonshining is very much a part of the local culture in Southern and Appalachian communities. If you spend any time down in those areas, you’re likely to run into one or two people who will sell you some of the …

Check Out This Heart Attack-Inducing Anti-Drunk Driving Ad Check Out This Heart Attack-Inducing Anti-Drunk Driving Ad
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A terrifying new anti-drunk driving ad from Leo Burnett Worldwide is turning heads. The ad features “unsuspecting” men grooming themselves in a public bathroom, only to be greeted by a face crashing through the mirror – complete with blood and …

A Concise Explanation of Hangovers, Why You Get Them, and Why You’re Screwed [VIDEO] A Concise Explanation of Hangovers, Why You Get Them, and Why You’re Screwed [VIDEO]
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Awaking with a massive hangover is one of life’s greatest leveling moments. Everyone (who drinks) knows the feeling, and it reduces nearly everyone to a slow, miserable, couch-bound, stinking mess. In my early days of partying a bit too hard, …

Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11 Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11
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Just over one decade ago, singer Billy Joel entered rehab for a drinking problem. He followed that up with trip to the Betty Ford Center in 2005. Now, Joel is opening up about his depression, his drinking, and why he …

Bar Served Rubbing Alcohol In Place Of Scotch Bar Served Rubbing Alcohol In Place Of Scotch
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Times are tough, and when the economy slumps, everyone feels it. Unfortunately, some bar owners in New Jersey tried to crawl out of their slump by mixing food coloring with rubbing alcohol to pass it off as scotch. In a …

Hummingbird Feeders You Can Make If You’re A Drinker Hummingbird Feeders You Can Make If You’re A Drinker

Word is that a lot of people are currently looking for Hummingbird feeders. ‘Tis the season. According to Yahoo search data, queries for “hummingbird feeders” have spiked over 400% on Yahoo this week. Searches for bird feeders in general have …

The Science of Whiskey Discussed At Google The Science of Whiskey Discussed At Google
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Drink TV host and Institute of Culinary Education Chef Instructor Anthony Caporale recently participated in an “At Google” talk, to discuss, “The Science of Whiskey”. Google describes the talk as “a guided tour of the history, chemistry, and technology behind …

National Geographic Just Put Out This Video Of Monkeys Getting Drunk National Geographic Just Put Out This Video Of Monkeys Getting Drunk

National Geographic uploaded a video of monkeys crashing the campsite of a liquor bootlegger to its YouTube channel. That’s pretty much it. Enjoy. Nature.

Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499 Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499
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Sci-fi bars usually have a robot bartender, and for good reason. The algorithmic mixtures of the robot ensure that each drink is always perfect. Now two engineers is making the robot bartender a reality, sans the ability to empathize with …

Finally, The Maker’s Mark Debacle Gets A Taiwanese Animation Video Finally, The Maker’s Mark Debacle Gets A Taiwanese Animation Video

Next Media Animation (NMA) has put out a new video chronicling the big Maker’s Mark “dilution disaster” (which has now been resolved, as the distiller backtracked on its original plans following customer outrage). NMA, which has taken on the John …

The Science Behind a Fifth of Bourbon’s Effect on Your Ability to Not Act Like a Jackass The Science Behind a Fifth of Bourbon’s Effect on Your Ability to Not Act Like a Jackass

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how your excessive drinking allows you to think more clearly about absolutely nothing, AsapSCIENCE has an animation for you. As a bonus, it’s here just in time for the holidays. If you want to see …

Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol Coke And Pepsi Contain Small Amounts Of Alcohol
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Paris-based National Institute of Consumption (INC) has released a study saying that more than half of leading colas contain the minute traces of alcohol. The study found that even the big brands, like Coke and Pepsi, contain .0001 percent or …