Tagged With alcohol

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Just let that sink in folks. Yes, with all the world's problems solved, one or more engineers tasked themselves with the last, great obstacle facing mankind: How does one efficiently spray another person with bubbly booze? Don't panic, we figured it out.

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Video: I will freely admit to being one of the twentysomething wasters who will throw a cocktail in anything that isn't a Solo cup. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there's science behind the bewildering array of glassware.

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Despite drinking the same amounts, people in lower income communities have higher levels of alcohol-related ill health than people in wealthier communities, and now UK scientists think they know why.

Their research shows that poorer people are 11 times more likely to combine drinking with other unhealthy habits such as smoking, poor diet, being overweight and failing to exercise, leading to worse outcomes than alcohol alone.

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Video: Even though all cocktails should be simple, I'll excuse a little flair for this awesome ice ball cocktail because it's just too much fun. An ice cube sphere looks like it's frozen solid until it's hammered open to release the liquid goodness. It all works perfectly because the former ice sphere that held the drink transforms into the perfect rocks for the drink.

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Time capsules can be pretty boring. But time capsule nerds like me live for those rare capsules with something really cool inside. This year we saw time capsules filled with the weird, the rare, and the surprising. One thing that so many of 2015's time capsules had in common: Lots of booze.

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Video: Champagne is really hard to make. There are rules and regulations and specific grapes and soil requirements and is completely region specific and more that goes into each bottle that it's impressive that even one bottle gets popped. In this video from the Science Channel, we get to see how Bollinger makes its champagne. It marries the old fashioned methods formed over hundreds of years of bubbly creation with impressive modern machinery. Delicious!

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We love whiskey, we drink whiskey, we've seen whiskey get made. But what's cool about this latest episode of Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain is how we meet the people behind the alcohol we all love. It's combining generations of knowledge with unique skills and a real passion to just make good things. Thankfully, these guys make whiskey.

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Mind-altering substances are buckets of fun for humans, but what about for robots? An excellent article at Hopes and Fears wondered if our future robot overlords are going to spend their weekends getting baked out of their minds. (Spoiler: We're not sure.) But for me, the article raised an even more pressing question: What would a robot on drugs even look like?