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UK Tops List for Getting Shitfaced on Booze and High on Cocaine More Than Any Other Country

In a surprise to no one, the British are out-drinking their fellow nations by getting rat-arsed on an average of at least once a week, because I guess no one else is trying hard enough. Read More >>

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Aldi’s Own-Brand Rum Wins Gold Medal at Blind Tasting Competition

Aldi's product team must be feeling pretty smug today, after the company's own-brand rum beat brands almost three times the price at the Spirits Business Rum Masters awards. Read More >>

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‘Dry January’ Helps People Lay Off Alcohol Even Months Later, Study Finds

There’s at least one healthy New Year’s resolution that you may actually maintain through the year, suggests a new study: cutting down on your drinking. The study found that UK residents who tried to abstain from alcohol for the month of January in 2018 – as part of a public health campaign called “Dry January” – continued to drink less eight months later. Read More >>

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Genius Scotsman Reverse-Engineers His Own Full-Sugar Irn Bru

News that the sugar in Irn Bru was being cut in half did not go down well in Scotland, where it's the best-selling drink – above even Coca-Cola products, which win in most territories. But an enterprising Scotsman reckons he's come up with a homebrew recipe that tastes the same as the old version. Read More >>

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Coke Production Paused as Bubbles Shortage Kicks in

The common man's tea is falling victim to the Europe-wide shortage in food-grade carbon dioxide, with mighty conglomerate Coca-Cola failing to get hold of enough of the stuff to meet its needs and temporarily halting bottling and the putting-of-chemicals-in-cans in the UK. Read More >>

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UK Faces a Looming Fizzy Drinks Shortage

The good type of carbon dioxide is apparently in short supply at the moment, with one of the country's two (on-purpose!) producers of CO2 for the drinks industry offline for maintenance and EU sources struggling to meet demand. Hence manufacturers worrying that we may soon run out of pumped supplies of CO2 to carbonate our precious drinks with. We could be bombed back to the flat mead ages. Read More >>

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One Reason Alcohol May Give You Bad Breath 

The perils of drinking too much alcohol run deep—even if there’s still an ongoing debate as to how much is too much. A new study published Monday in Microbiome suggests one of those perils is a mouth filled with potentially harmful bacteria. Read More >>

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Booze Not So Great for the Heart After All, Study Says

It might take less alcohol than we think to damage the heart and shorten our lifespans, suggests a new study published today in The BMJ. For many, the threshold might be fewer than one drink a day. Read More >>

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Alcohol Plays a Much Bigger Role in Causing Dementia Than We Thought

It’s hardly a surprise that too much alcohol is bad for the body, including the brain. But a new study published Tuesday in The Lancet suggests that even doctors are underestimating its impact on our risk of developing dementia. Read More >>

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Brilliant Beer Mug Won’t Block the TV While You Chug

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. Read More >>

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Class Up Your Camping With a Canteen That Turns Into a Pint Glass

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. Read More >>

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This is the Most Brilliant Way to Smuggle a Beer

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? Read More >>

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Why Cocktail Glasses Really Matter

I will freely admit to being one of the twenty-something wasters who will throw a cocktail into just about any glass. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there’s science behind the bewildering array of glassware. Read More >>

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An Algorithm Can Tell If You’re Drunk Tweeting

If you were at a bar with your phone in New York City during 2014, your whiskey-laced illegible tweets may have been used for important scientific research. Read More >>