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Why Do People See Ghosts?

You live and then you die and then you rot in a hole—or so say the elites, with their glasses, and their PhDs in neuroscience. This bummer reality has never appealed much to Americans, 72% of whom believe in some kind of afterlife. It’s a comparatively rarer, though still sizeable, breed of American who believe in some spectral middle ground, in which, instead of rotting or going to hell, you float around and freak out your kids, or the new residents of the house where you were brutally murdered a hundred years ago. Read More >>

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Robbie Williams Performs an Exorcism of the Spirit of Michael Winner

Robbie Williams has said something silly, probably because he's got a new record out. He claims that his multi-million dollar US mansion is being plagued by the spirit of its former owner, Michael Winner, and is taking steps to have it removed by whatever governmental department deals with unwanted spirit infestations. Read More >>

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The Best Booze You’ve Never Heard Of Comes From This Secret Science Lab 

Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world—so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that’s never seen a trace of industrial pollution. Read More >>

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Morphing Cocktails are the Perfect Spooky Boo(ze)

Look, cocktails are great. You know it, I know it. But after you pour one and then it just sits there, being all delicious. How mouth-wateringly boring, right? Halloween might be just about over but we've got a handful of morphing cocktails that bring a heavy dose of eye-candy. They should pair nicely with the heavy dose of regular candy that you're about to eat. Read More >>

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Blood, Bondage, and Silver Bullets: How to Drink Gothic

Vampires and zombies, ruined castles and gloomy dungeons: the scary tropes of Gothic horror, which first terrorised the world 250 years ago with the publication of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, still colonise our imaginations today. What better way to celebrate the anniversary than by mixing yourself a Silver Bullet or Nosferatini and settling in for a marathon of classic horror B movies, or to re-read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? Read More >>

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Can a Big Brand Vodka be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavour swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for everything from beer to whiskey and gin to cocktails. Read More >>

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The 20 Weirdest, Coolest Liquor Bottles in the World

Generally speaking, it's what's inside a bottle that counts. It could come out of a yak udder just as long as it still tastes like a fine, single-malt Scotch. Still, there's nothing wrong with a little creative packaging. And booze bottles come in some of the most creative, decadent, and just plain bizarre designs you can imagine. Read More >>

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Our Best Booze Articles of 2013

2013 was a good year for drinkin'. We investigated boozy superstition, we traveled the earth to see how your favourite spirits are made, and we drank cognac out of a bone. We had a great time, and we were glad you came with us. Here now are our favourite booze episodes from 2013, including some you might have missed. Read More >>

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Guess What the World’s Most Consumed Spirit Is

In the world of booze there's just so much to choose from. You've got your fine wines, stoic ales, and enough crisp lagers to sink a battleship, but you'd be surprised just how many billions of spirits are drunk globally. What's your bet for the most consumed liquor? Read More >>

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Ten Crazy Things People Use to Make Booze

Sometimes you just don't have the right resources to make a decent drink. But if you get enough sober, thirsty minds focused on the problem, humans can find some pretty creative ways to come up with alcohol. Read More >>

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Why Cheap Booze Makes Your Hangover So Horrible

You. You're out drinking with your friends, matching them round for round. They're sippin' fancy whiskey, but you're saving money, sticking with the well specials. So why is it, halfway through the night, you're suddenly hit with a brutal headache, and everybody else is fine? Read More >>

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The Five Most Mathematically Essential Bottles of Booze

You're getting classy. You've served your guests enough Miller High Life. When you entertain, you want to do it with style. You want to set up a proper home bar. Read More >>

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The Punch That Gets Your Whole Party Shitfaced

You were dancing on tables until 4am, and now you've finally wrenched yourself from your deathbed, you feel like shit. Hair of the dog, anyone? Here's something that's guaranteed to be successful. Read More >>