In the last year, Americans spent nearly $US40 billion while drunk. That’s billion with a B. A shocking amount of that went to food. People also bought shoes and cigarettes. Finder.com and Pureprofile found this information by surveying 2,100 adults in February. Here’s a number: In 2018, Americans spent $US39.4 […]
When the drunk munchies hit, there are plenty of options that will sound appealing but will end up making you feel worse. If you’re going to raid the kitchen or hit the local diner, pick something that will satisfy you now and help minimise hangover symptoms later. These are the […]
In the Old English epic Beowulf, Grendel the ogre/monster visits the beer hall every night and tears it to shreds. This could be a metaphor for how we behave while drunk. Waking up the next day, we are racked with guilt about what may have happened. This is known as […]
Alcohol can interfere with the brain’s ability to convert short-term memories into long-term memories. This is what happens when you get blackoutdrunk. You don’t pass out, yet you have no recollection of experiences while you were awake. Binge drinking prevents the neurotransmitters in your brain from working properly, so those […]
Japan Airlines announced it will enact stricter measures to monitor its crew members’ alcohol consumption after the carrier’s pilots failed multiple alcohol tests over the past year. The Japanese flag carrier will introduce more advanced breathalyzers for its domestic and international crews by Monday, November 19, The Asahi Shimbun reported. […]
An off-duty pilot who drunkenly made threats onboard an Emirates plane and attacked a flight attendant received a one-year jail sentence on Wednesday. The off-duty pilot, who is a 27-year-old Emirati, assaulted a stewardess while he was travelling as a passenger on a flight from Madrid to Dubai in June […]
An Air India pilot was fired by the airline after twice failing a breathalyzer test an hour before he was scheduled to pilot a plane. According to Economic Times of India, Captain Arvind Kathpalia of Air India Airlines was scheduled to pilot AI-Flight 111 from Delhi to London on November […]
Drivers in Gilbert, Minnesota are coming under fire from inebriated birds. Gilbert police were forced to release a statement asking residents not to call them about the drunken avifauna after several reports of them crashing into car windows. Police Chief Ty Techar wrote in the statement that the cause of […]
A Sydney CBD restaurant had staff and patrons carry out two drunk, unconscious women and dump them on the street after drinking too much in what authorities say is “one of the worst breaches of liquor laws in NSW in recent years”. The incident, which occurred at Gangnam Station Korean […]
You’ve probably seen this practical joke at a party or two: if you tap the top of someone’s beer bottle with the bottom of yours, it instantly creates a beer foam volcano. The reason this happens remained a mystery until Javier Rodriguez-Rodriguez, who has a doctorate in fluid mechanics, discussed […]
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It’s that time of year when we raise a glass to celebrate Christmas, the beginning of holidays, the new year, or simply to join with our friends. Many of us will pay a price, even if it’s “just” in the form of a hangover. Hangovers affect people in different ways, […]
The Australian relationship with alcohol is complicated. It’s a colourful thread woven into the fabric of our society. As a chemical, alcohol is a very simple molecule, but its effects on the brain are quite complex. And different people respond differently to alcohol in different situations. Consumed orally, alcohol enters […]