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  1. Science

    Ingredients In Tequila May Fight Diabetes, Obesity, Inhibitions

    America has a surprising new ally in our fight against diabetes and obesity: Dr.Jose Cuervo. New research shows that ingredients found in tequila may provide the healthiest way ever of satisfying your sweet tooth, and no not all of that research was conducted on St. Patrick's Day this past Monday.

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  2. Science

    New British Pub Actually Just Elaborate Psychological Experiment

    A night out at London's South Bank University's new pub is great--if you're a lab rat, that is. The deceptive new bar was built solely study the effects of alcohol consumption on behavior, and you're welcome to come in and have a pint, just ignore all the surveillance equipment.

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  3. Science

    Pregnant Women Who Drink Wine Have Better Behaved Kids, But Not Because of the Alcohol

    There's certainly evidence to show that drinking too much during pregnancy is bad, but counter to that, a new study found that women who drank one glass of wine per week during pregnancy had better behaved children than teetotallers. That's not an invitation to start drinking if you're pregnant. Read on.

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  4. Tech

    Know the Facts About AAA’s “Tipsy Tow” Program Before You Get Drunk on New Year’s Eve

    We've noticed a lot of people sharing information and misinformation about AAA's "Tipsy Tow" program on social media leading up to New Year's Eve, so we thought we'd do our part to clear things up. They'll tow you and your car home for free, but it's not available everywhere. Here's how to find out if it's available in your area.

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  5. Science

    Monkeys Show Alcohol May Boost Your Immune System, Your Post-Christmas Hangover Isn’t for Nothing

    If you had a few Christmas drinks to help you deal with your family yesterday, you may have actually been doing yourself more of a favor than you thought. According to a study recently published in the journal Vaccine, moderate drinking boosted response to vaccination in monkeys. Cheers.

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  6. Entertainment

    Geekosystem Podcast Episode 13 “Elfnog”

    It's our Christmas episode! We decided to celebrate by determining what liquor tastes best in eggnog with an "experiment." Sometimes experiments mean drinking at work. We're also joined again by Weekend Editor Sam Maggs to talk about our Editors' Picks for this week.

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  7. Science

    Science Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help You Live Longer

    Cheers! A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that drinking may help you live longer! Don't get too excited. It seems that only moderate drinking has this effect, so you can't just start chugging grain alcohol to become immortal. Yeah, we were disappointed, too.

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  8. Weird

    Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Repeal Day with These 35 Geeky Cocktails, Just Not All at Once

    80 Years ago today, Prohibition was repealed, and everyone raised a glass to celebrate. We think it's as good a reason as any to drink at work, so with the help of our friend Chris-Rachael Oseland from The Kitchen Overlord, we've put together a list of 35 geeky cocktails we think you should (responsibly) try.

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  9. Gaming

    The Entertainment Flask Looks Like Your Favorite NES Cartridges, This Is Your Adulthood

    Ink Whiskey LLC has passed its Kickstarter goal for the Entertainment Flask, so you'll soon be able to carry your liquor around in a flask that looks just like an original NES cartridge. Now you can hide your real collection of booze inside a fake collection of NES cartridges with humorous, alcohol themed labels that may homage to gaming classics.

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  10. Science

    Scientists in the UK Are Developing a Drug That Mimics Alcohol without the Negative Effects

    Professor David Nutt, a Former Government drug advisor, and his team at Imperial College London are developing a drug that will mimic alcohol's "positive" effects on the brain without hangovers or addictive qualities. If only we'd realized sooner that consequences, not poor judgement and impaired reflexes, are the problem with too much drinking.

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  11. Weird

    Snake Bites Woman 3 Months After She Bottled It in Wine

    A woman in northern China surnamed Liu was attacked by a snake. Why am I telling you this? Because that snake had been soaking in a closed wine bottle for three months before it struck Liu. She had been making snake wine, which I guess is a thing, and when she went to add more alcohol the snake made its move. This is not the first of these attacks.

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  12. Weird

    Man Fined $500 For Drinking A Severed Human Toe In A Shot

    You read that headline right -- a man was served a human toe in a shot, and instead of suing everyone in a 10-block radius, he is being fined $500. That's what happens when you botch Dawson City's famous Sourtoe Shot -- a shot of Yukon Jack served with a preserved human toe in it. But your not supposed to drink the toe! Come on, that's just silly.

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  13. Weird

    Fungus Afflicting Juniper Bushes Could Threaten Gin Supplies

    Gin. It may be the world's most perfect tipple. It's the backbone of the noble martini. The beating heart of the criminally overlooked gimlet. The one true love of tonic water. It's the drink of Churchill -- and yeah, fine, Nixon too. It may be time to start stockpiling bottles of the spirit, though, as juniper bushes in the British Isles are under siege by a fungus most foul. Since juniper berries give gin its distinctive botanic bouquet, this disease could potentially endanger future gin stocks, resulting in a grim, windblown future where gin and tonics are just a bitter memory and the survivors envy the dead.

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  14. Tech

    Must-Have Breathalyzer Watch Tells You When to Go Home, You’re Drunk

    Most of us have had the kind of night where we would have been better off heading home from the bar before that last round. And we probably would have, too, if someone had just told us that we didn't need another beer. Alas, that's rarely the way the world works. Thanks to the constant march of progress, though, you can now tell when you've had a few too many without relying on your friends or your own inebriated brain. The weirdo watchmakers at Tokyoflash have brought the world a boon -- a watch with a built-in breathalyzer you can use to monitor your drinking. 

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  15. Weird

    Extremely Drunk Fourth-Grade Teacher Forced to Leave School Field Trip She Was Chaperoning

    Looks like somebody got summer break started just one day too early. Last week, on the last day of the school year, Wisconsin elementary school teacher Maria L. Caya, a fourth-grade teacher, was forced to leave a field trip she was chaperoning -- accompanying a group of fourth-graders to a bowling alley -- because she was allegedly too drunk to continue her duties. How drunk is "too drunk to watch fourth-graders bowl," you may ask, reasonable individual that you are? According to police, Caya's BAC (blood alcohol content) was a staggering 0.27 -- more than three times higher than the legal limit of 0.08, or in layman's terms "too drunk to do anything."

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