Tagged With drinking

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Make no bones about it, life is a struggle. From navigating the daily rat race, to raising a family, to trying to watch TV while enjoying a frosty brew from a giant mug. Every time you take a sip, the other side of the mug usually blocks your view, but not with the brilliantly engineered TV Beer Mug.

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Only the truest The Next Generation fans likely know that Isolinear Chips are the 24th century's equivalent of the USB flash drives we carry around today. On the show, they utilise futuristic optical storage techniques which haven't been invented yet, so these non-functional replicas will best serve as drink coasters — as well as being a truly impressive signifier of your Trek fandom.

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Drinking from a canteen's spout is fine when you're just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you'll probably be drinking something other than water, and that's where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom and suddenly you've got a wide-mouthed pint glass.

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The immense popularity of Starbucks means that every other person you see on the street is holding one of its highly recognisable green and white paper cups. So what better way could there be to hide a can of beer in plain sight than with this special plastic lid that lets you camouflage it inside a coffee cup?

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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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Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it's that — not language or opposable thumbs — is what makes us humans. But of course, if you're drinking with people from other cultures, you should respect how they do things.

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Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour Napa County wine tour, and you want to get your money's worth? Or maybe you're hitting your bachelor pal's BBQ, and the action starts at noon. Or, maybe, what the hell, you just want to go all out on a hot summer day. This afternoon bender is probably not a good idea. But here are some tips to make sure you stay awake — and, you know, survive.

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Briefly: The jury's still out on whether or not you're actually killing individual brain cells with every sip of booze, but overindulgence can certainly have a harmful effect on your ability to think straight. So maybe if you manage to make drinking educational, like with a $US20 set of 10 glass coasters featuring slices of a human brain, you can cancel out the negative effects of booze? Seems like pretty sound logic to us.

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Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly?