If You Drink and Drive in Minneapolis or St. Paul Your Name Will End Up on Twitter
We all know the usual consequences of drinking and driving (see: Death), but the Department of Public Safety in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul wants to add another one -- shame. They're stepping up enforcement of drunk driving laws this weekend, and they'll be tweeting out the names of all the people they arrest for driving while intoxicated.Read on...
Japanese Pub Serves Sixth-Graders Alcohol, Turns Out That’s Also Illegal In Japan
Other countries have varying laws when it comes drinking ages, but I think most places agree that sixth-grade is a little young to get served in a bar. That didn't stop a pub in Yokohama City, Japan from serving a group of children alcohol. Despite legal action, the bar seems pretty blasé about the whole thing, with staff saying, "We kind of knew they were kids, but didn't bother checking their IDs."Read on...
Don’t Use Oculus Rift Drunk, Says Designer Who’s Missing the Point of Oculus Rift Entirely
It's come to our attention that, in an interview with Joystiq, developer Palmer Luckey tried to dissuade customers from using the Oculus Rift gaming helmet while drunk. This means I have another question for Luckey: If I can't use this thing once I've got a couple of cold ones in me, then why, exactly, would I purchase one?Read on...
Nanocapsule Sobers Up Mice In Record Time, Could Lead To Pills That Stop Your Drunk ColdHave you ever gotten that kind of drunk where all you can do is watch the room spin and wish you weren't so drunk? It's alright -- most of us have been there. But UCLA researchers may have come up with a new method of sobering up quickly -- a nanocapsule full of enzymes that help digest alcohol. It's been shown to be a promising treatment to alleviate drunkenness in mice, and could one day mean a pill that sobers you up before the hangover sets in, or at least before you start saying unpleasant things about the bouncer's mom.Read on...
Untappd Offers Premium Version to Track All Your Beer Drinking Stats
Do you like beer? Do you like letting the Internet know every time you have a beer? Then you're probably already familiar with Untappd, an app that is "a social discovery and check-in network for anyone that enjoys beer," according to the description in the Google Play store. The app is free for Android and iOS, but they rolled out a premium version yesterday with some new features. Guess I'm hitting the liquor store on the way home tonight.Read on...
Drink Mixing Typewriter Lets You Drink Your Words
Morskoiboy over at Morskoiboy.com has created an absolutely wonderous device I never knew I needed until I saw it in action: A typewriter that mixes drinks. That's right, this typewriter, instead of writing letters on paper, essentially writes letters in a glass. Through a crazy series of tubes, pumps and syringes (a detailed explanation of which you can find at his site) the user can press letter "keys" which will dispense liquid into the receptacle glass. The result is a cocktail with a word or a sentence for a recipe.
I'll refrain from making a joke about eating your words, but really, how amazing of an idea is this? Of course, given that so many ingredients are used in such small amounts (unless you tweak letters to have the same liquid) chances are you'll get a mix that is pretty weird and either unremarkable or undrinkable. Still, how incredible must it be to suggest that someone try your favorite drink and be able to tell them the recipe is "mouse twinkies." I want this immediately.
(via reddit)Read on...