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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...

Did you know that some bacteria can eat cleaning products?

1 Feb 2019

Have you ever noticed the message on the front of a Lysol bottle: “Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria”?

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.

All Alcoholic Beverages are Watered Down

24 Jan 2018

In most of the world alcohol content is measured by volume. This gives us the familiar 12.5% on the side of a wine bottle. But what does this percentage really mean? 

Drunken Beetles

21 Feb 2017

While the odd Beatle has been known to get drunk, generally beetles are tee-totallers. But not the cetonia beetles of Northern Africa. These inch long bugs have a particular penchant for eating...

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