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Monday's medical myth: mixing drinks causes hangovers
Drinking on an empty stomach may may worsen a hangover due to the rapid absorption of alcohol from the small intestine. Eating first may slow down the alcohol absorption. But eating after a drinking session isn’t likely to do much good from a hangover perspective.

Dehydration contributes to hangover symptoms, so stay hydrated (with water, not more booze!). Slowing down the consumption of alcohol by alternating between “hard” and “soft” drinks can be a useful strategy to pace yourself.

Despite the copious folk remedies, home concoctions, herbal supplements, and plain quackery to “cure” hangovers, there is no good evidence that any of these methods work. The only way to guarantee you won’t get a hangover is to avoid drinking altogether. If you do enjoy a drop, a little common sense goes a long way.
december 2018 by pozorvlak
Cognac and brandy: what is the difference?
Cognac is brandy from the Cognac region, made of grapes from six specific sub-regions.
drink  france 
october 2018 by pozorvlak
Soyuz 7K-ST No. 16L - Wikipedia
The launch control team activated the escape system but the control cables had already burned through, and the Soyuz crew could not activate or control the escape system themselves. The backup radio command to fire the LES required 2 independent operators receive separate commands to do so and each act within 5 seconds, which took several seconds to occur... the escape system motor fired... with an acceleration of 14 to 17g (137 to 167 m/s²) for five seconds... Upon being greeted by recovery crews, they immediately asked for cigarettes to steady their nerves. The cosmonauts were then given shots of vodka to help them relax.
space  rockets  russia  fire  safety  drink 
october 2018 by pozorvlak
Brass Monkeys: June 2007
Including photos of the Rothera secret drinking establishment, the 90-minute club.
drink  antarctica  photos  seals  penguins 
june 2018 by pozorvlak
After Summiting Mt. Everest, He Returned Home to Face His Demons
RT @Al_Humphreys: An honest insight of life after expeditions: A caveat for those who see adventure as a simple solution to life.
mountains  climbing  everest  avalanche  mentalhealth  ptsd  drink  drugs  addiction  relationships  photography  photos 
april 2017 by pozorvlak
Mariana Ferreira Albuquerque's answer to What do the Spanish think of the British? - Quora
So, to all those mindless tourists: I get you want to have fun; but please, stop losing your head in Spain. You’re seriously damaging the reputation of your country.
spain  uk  drink  travel  culture 
march 2017 by pozorvlak
Alcohol and Caffeine Created Civilization | Cato Institute
“The domestication of plants [was] driven by the desire to have greater quantities of alcoholic beverages”
drink  coffee  tea  beer  paleontology  wine 
march 2017 by pozorvlak
Maybe moderate drinking isn't so good for you after all
They forgot to control for wealth, and to split out "sick quitters" (people who gave up alcohol after developing health problems) from other non-drinkers.
drink  publichealth  statistics  badscience 
february 2017 by pozorvlak
'Hangover-free alcohol’ could replace all regular alcohol by 2050, says David Nutt | The Independent
A new type of synthetic alcohol has been discovered which could allow people to enjoy the sociable effects of a few pints, but skip the hangover that usually follows.
drink  drugs  lifeimitatessf  startrek 
september 2016 by pozorvlak
THE LAST WORD | Voices | The Independent
Incidentally, am I alone in finding the expression "it turns out" to be incredibly useful? It allows you to make swift, succinct and authoritative connections between otherwise randomly unconnected statements, without the trouble of explaining what your source or authority is. It's great.
douglasadams  newyear  drink  memory 
may 2016 by pozorvlak
On Taking Drugs | The Book of Life
Drugs are – at best – serious, dignified, noble and important, and we need more of them in our lives.
drugs  music  drink  art 
january 2016 by pozorvlak
BBC - Future - The people who are lost in time
More rare is transient global amnesia, which is when memory loss is caused by a temporary drop in blood flow to parts of the brain involved in memory function. The causes of this kind of disrupted blood flow can vary and, according to a report published in 2011, include energetic intercourse. In this case, a 54-year-old woman claimed that she had lost all her memories from the 24-hour-period prior to climaxing: that’s what you call mind-blowing sex.
memory  psychology  neuroscience  science  sex  drugs  drink 
january 2016 by pozorvlak
Urban Legends of Science: About That Wine Experiment
It fails to demonstrate that wine experts can't tell red wine from white wine.
wine  drink  science  badscience 
december 2015 by pozorvlak
How T.G.I. Friday’s Helped Invent the Singles Bar   - The New Yorker
How T.G.I. Friday’s Helped Invent the Singles Bar   via @nicolatwilley
drink  history  newyork 
october 2015 by pozorvlak
The Cocktail at the End of the Universe - Eater
@DoktorG @SFLangridge perhaps a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster as a pre-dinner cocktail:
drink  geekdom  history  hitchhikersguide  lifeimitatessf  sf 
october 2015 by pozorvlak
The Universe of Discourse : Faucets
"Hey," I said, astonished, "it really was clever." And then I saw the comment at the very end of the clever section.
maths  physics  computers  programming  drink  intelligence 
june 2015 by pozorvlak
I have journeyed to the soul of chocolate and I bring you good tidings - Boing Boing
Cold-brewed chocolate: grind up 4oz of cacao nibs in a blender, soak overnight in water, strain and serve.
chocolate  cooking  food  recipes  drink  coffee 
march 2015 by pozorvlak
Rebecca Tyrrel: JD Wetherspoon is named after a teetotal geography teacher from New Zealand - Rebecca Tyrrel - Columnists - The Independent
And Lynyrd Skynyrd is named after the high-school gym teacher who told the band members to cut their hair.
drink  uk 
july 2014 by pozorvlak

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