Your night began at 10PM on New Year's Eve. Wow, what a long year it's been, you thought. Eager to begin pregaming your New Year's festivities and to forget your impending death, you took a shot of whiskey.
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Drinking an average of 2.4 standard drinks per day for men and 1.6 drinks per day for women has been associated with a 36 per cent greater risk of death from cancer, as well as a 13 per cent greater risk of death from any cause.
But a international research collaboration led by University of Sydney has found that exercising at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity) may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol.
Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world — so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, New Hampshire, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that's never seen a trace of industrial pollution.
It's Sunday morning. Probably. You're disoriented and the inside of your mouth has been replaced by arse-flavoured shellac. The full weight of last night will soon come rushing back to you, and you need enough hair of the dog to qualify as taxidermy in order to steel yourself against the impending nausea.
We've all dreamed about the perfect beer / beverage fridge at some stage, though a general lack of inventive engineering skills is usually the deciding factor between imagination and reality. That can't stop you from appreciating the efforts of others, like this secret underground cooler from Peter Götting.
There's no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there's also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant. Here's a quick look at what it takes to make tequila. From harvesting and cutting out the core of the blue agave plant (which looks like something from Super Mario Bros.) to baking it and extracting the juice and letting it ferment, it's a delicious-looking process.
Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski and it's so dark and bitingly true and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine or whiskey or whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going.