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What Is a Hangover?

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Facebook Shows Boozy Britain's a Nation of Drunkards

Us Brits, we love our booze. From real ales, larger and tart fuel, to fine wines, Lambrini and the odd G&T -- it's all good. One of the consequences of our penchant for tipple is that we're always being photographed when trollied. So, unsurprisingly around 75 per cent of our Facebook photos capture us sozzled, according to a recent survey.

Get Really Drunk Off Gummi Bears

By Brent Rose on at

Have you heard the one about the super simple way of packing a high amount of alcohol into gummi bears? I was extremely skeptical, so like any good scientist* I decided to test it myself. The result? Hooboy...

How an Unknown Games Retailer Committed Suicide at a Gaming Awards Event

By Bulent Yusuf on at

Last night was the occasion of the Games Media Awards 2011. This is a special night for games journalists, travelling from across the land (well, mainly Bath) to gather in one venue and clap each other on the back. This is a rare occasion where we get to celebrate our hard work championing the most progressive entertainment medium in the world. Except, things didn’t go precisely as planned.

Why Your Drunk Ass Is Sick

By Brent Rose on at

New research reveals that alcohol impairs your body's ability to fight off viral infections. Isn't it enough that it already impairs your ability to drive, talk clearly, and not over-tip strippers? Damn it, alcohol, what more do you want?