August 20, 2013
Electrolytes. Its what plants crave. And hungover people.
From Australiantimes here:
SAY goodbye to the dreaded Monday morning hangover, thanks to researchers from a Queensland university who have discovered it may be possible to improve the hydrating effects of beer.
Since the beginning of time, it seems sipping on a frosty cold beer has been a necessity on a scorching hot day. This can be counter-intuitive at times, given alcohol actually increases dehydration and leads to drunkenness, risky behavior and eventually, the hangover.
However, researchers from Griffith University’s Health Institute may have answered every Australians prayers. They have found that by adding electrolytes, a common ingredient found in sports drinks, and reducing the alcohol content could make a beer more refreshing than ever.
As part of the study the Institute manipulated the electrolyte levels of two commercial beers, one that was regular strength and one that was light. They then gave those two beers to volunteers who had been heavily exercising just before consumption to test their fluid recovery.
The study showed that the light beer that had been combined with electrolytes was one third more effective at hydrating a person than a regular beer. The best news for beer drinkers was that the taste of the modified beverages didn’t change.
Or, you could just drink Gatorade. Or put a little salt in the foamy head of the beer. Its cheaper, keeps the alcohol, and provides a natural electrolyte to replenish losses that occur when drinking.
August 15, 2013
Those Japanese are always ahead of the curve with bizarre snack foods. They have created a version of Cheetos that fizzes in your mouth.
From the LATimes here:
Pepsi-flavored Cheetos are one of the newest snack flavors to hit shelves in Japan.
According to an early product review on the Impulsive Buy, Pepsi-flavored Cheetos replace that classic cheese flavor with a fizzy cola flavor that actually fizzes in your mouth.
“The first sensation, which I did not expect, was a very acidic bite,” wrote Impulse Buy writer Steve. “It tries to capture the citrus notes of Pepsi, but it’s over the top. Too lemony. The sweeter cola flavor is there but it’s subtler and overpowered by the intense citrus.”
Replacing the cheese with a malloc acid lemony fizz? Eeewwww. What do you think? Good idea or bad?
August 13, 2013
August 5, 2013
Three clowns on the stage together try to cook something up.
July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013
I love Drunk History.
July 26, 2013
Meet the Gropener. Oh yes, I want one.
July 20, 2013
Surprise People. Serve Michelob.
July 20, 2013
This made me LOL
July 19, 2013
Some scientific proof that is…
July 9, 2013
Coca-cola now has a new bottle made out of ice, but you have to go to Colombia to get one.
July 3, 2013
Weeing a car accident conjures up feelings of pity for the driver and concerns for health and safety. At least, until other more tragic victims are spotted.
June 24, 2013
A man deserves a great martini even though his wife slaves away all day.
June 17, 2013
Want a pretentious cocktail? This should do it.
June 11, 2013
This decision might explain why French wines are losing to American Varietals- they want to sell them in a can.
From French24 here:
Canned wine has been proven to work in markets like Japan and Germany. A French start-up wants to replicate this success in France, a country where tinned wine is virtually unheard-of, in a bid to “democratise the sale of quality wine”.
Purists will wince. A French start-up hopes to revolutionise wine consumption in France by selling produce from quality-assured vineyards – in tin cans.
May 31, 2013
From “Some God Damn Foreigner’s Got Talent”
May 30, 2013
This commercial proves that everything got instantly better once we got Jimmy Carter out of office. This commercial is from this awesome article on the origin of the Big Gulp. Check it out.
May 27, 2013
This is why I stick to beer whenever I’m in New Jersey.
May 23, 2013
A spinning disk of chocolate is really amazing with a strobe light.