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Can You Be Drunk Without Drinking?

17 Dec 2019

It all started with a stomach exploding in Uganda. It’s the case that’s often cited as launching the saga of a fringe diagnosis: a five-year-old boy in 1946 was being treated for a chronic...

The Chemistry of a Hangover

12 Dec 2019

First off, let’s examine why you may feel so gross the morning after a night of drinks. The culprits are acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.

The Truth Behind "Beer Before Liquor"

6 Jun 2019

Have you ever heard the saying "beer before liquor never been sicker"? Or “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear”? What about “grape or grain but never the twain”? Well, it turns out that there...

When Is the Best Time to Drink Water?

20 Feb 2019

 A friend forwarded me an interesting facebook post that claimed that the best time to drink water was just before going to bed. Upon careful reflection, it seems to me that this would be the worst...

Do Fish Drink?

4 Oct 2018

Our bodies and fishes’ (yes, fishes is a grammatically correct plural form of fish) bodies as well need water. Without it, the chemical reactions that take place constantly in our bodies would have...

Before the Breathalyzer There Was the Drunkometer

4 Jul 2018

The idea of a mechanism to measure the alcohol a person has consumed dates back quite far.

Can You Prevent Your Next Hangover By Using Cheers (Thrive+)?

28 Jun 2018

Update: The product is now called Cheers. The company behind it is offering podcast sponsorship deals, so you may hear about it quite a bit.

From Bottle to Blood to Breath: How Breathalyzers Work

15 Mar 2018

The term “alcohol” to a chemist  means an organic compound that contains an OH group, but as far as the public is concerned “alcohol” refers to one specific compound, namely, ethanol. It is ethanol...

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