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Playing on an Oculus Rift While Drunk Looks Awesome, if You Can Stomach It

"OH MY DAYS. MATE! MATE! I'M GOING BACKWARDS! WHERE ARE MY HANDS?" Read More >>

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Is it a Good Idea to Vaporise and Inhale Alcohol?

Vaporising, and then inhaling alcohol has gained a lot of attention lately. In the 1950s it was introduced as a treatment for excessive fluid in your lungs, called pulmonary oedema. It's now gained popularity as a way to quickly become intoxicated. Proponents of this process-to-become-plastered, tout several benefits compared to drinking it. Many claim you get drunk without any calorie intake. Some state, because you bypass the liver, you can eliminate the alcohol quickly and avoid the dreaded alcohol hangover. Read More >>

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A Beer Made With Yeast From a 35 Million-Year-Old Fossil

As microbrewers continue their quest to brew beer with ever stranger ingredients, here is one possible winner: yeast living on the 35 million year-old fossil of an extinct whale. Bone Dusters Paleo Brew is the alcoholic brainchild of a brewer and a palaeontology lover. Read More >>

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Want the Most Booze per Calorie? Skip Liquor and Go for Champagne

In surprising booze news, Wonkblog's Christopher Ingraham gives a surprising (and classy) spin to conventional drinking wisdom: if you're looking to get the most alcoholic punch per calorie, don't reach for "the hard stuff." You're better off drinking champagne or sparkling wine. Read More >>

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Miserable Winter May Trigger UK "Cider Drought"

Get the pints queued up, as there might be a run on that nice kind of apple juice that's so easy to glug down. The National Association of Cider Makers suggests brewers may struggle to find enough apples this year, after the wet winter over saturated many of the apple trees used to create the brew. Read More >>

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£1.50 for a Pint in Stockton-on-Tee's New Discount PoundPub

Pound Store, Pound World, Poundland. Add to that illustrious list of no-frills, budget retailers "PoundPub", a new watering hole opening in Stockton-on-Tees, selling half pints of branded beer for £1 and a full pint for just £1.50. Read More >>

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Jubilee Line Tube Driver Arrested for Being Drunk at the Controls

A 50-year old tube driver has been arrested, after being found drunk during his shift at the controls of a northbound Jubilee Line train on Saturday afternoon. Read More >>

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Walking Dead Tribute Beer is Made With Real Brains

The folks at Dock Street Brewing Co. really love beer. They also apparently really love AMC's The Walking Dead. Putting these two loves together was a no-brainer. Or wait. The exact opposite of that. Read More >>

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Amazing St. Patrick's Day Cocktails: Don't Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap beer, plus green. It is more than possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process. Here are a few great ones. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Age Bourbon May be Putting it Out to Sea

Bourbon is to Kentucky as rum is to the Caribbean, so why is this distiller doing letting barrels of the stuff age on a ship bound for the Panama canal? If you ask Jefferson's Bourbon, they're just harnessing the motion of the ocean in pursuit of better booze. It's chemistry! Read More >>

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The Best Whiskey Stone According to Science

Cold whiskey is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavour. Whiskey stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whiskey stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some tests and find out. Read More >>

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Giant Cask Wine Sculpture Considered "Art" Down Under

Cottesloe Beach, where I spent many of my summers back in Perth, has been festooned with a, um, sculpture depicting one of Australia's most-loved -- and mocked -- inventions, the cask wine bag. Or "goon juice," if you're from down under. Read More >>

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Cost of a Pint Explodes by 1,948 Per Cent Over 40 years

The price we pay for a pint has risen faster than house prices in the UK, with the cost of an average 0.568 of a litre of beer rising by 1,948 per cent since 1973. If you'd bought a pint back then and kept it in the fridge, you'd be a millionaire by now. Read More >>

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If You're Going to Have an Alcoholic Drink It's Best Not to Inhale It

All the joys of that drunken, tipsy feeling, without a bloated, beer-filled stomach or the need for constant trips to the toilet? Where do we sign up, right? Alcohol inhalers are expected to be all the rage at clubs and festivals this summer, but officials are warning that vaporising booze may be a serious fire hazard. Read More >>

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Maybe Jesus Had One of These Water-Into-Wine Miracle Machines

These days, it takes more than just faith to turn water into wine. To be honest, regardless of what the Bible says, it's probably always taken more than just faith, from the right sort of grapes to the machinery to properly carry out the fermentation process. But producing your own bottle of Merlot may be about to get a whole let easier, thanks to the aptly-named Miracle Machine. Read More >>

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Forensic Artist Reveals the Face of That Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle

Ever wonder what the face might look like for that skull-shaped Crystal Head vodka bottle? Well, one Scottish forensic scientist recently found out. Read More >>

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