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Scientists Invent Hydrating, Hangover-Free Beer
New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 | JEANETTE SETTEMBRE

Posted on 08/27/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Australian scientists have created an electrolyte-charged ale that hydrates three times more than regular beer and prevents symptoms related to hangovers.

Sunglasses and Advil might not be the only cure for a hangover these days.

Australian scientists have brewed up a hangover-free beer, allowing drinkers to keep sipping while avoiding dehydration that leads to next-day hangover symptoms.

Nutrition researchers at Griffith University's Health Institute added electrolytes to two commercial beers — one regular strength and light beer — before giving it to participants who had just exercised.

While researchers don't suggest drinking beer after working out, the study showed that the light beer was three times more hydrating than normal beer, ABC News reports.

"We know that beer is a very popular drink with people, particularly after ... sport or exertion," Associate Professor Ben Desbrow told ABC.

"From our perspective it's about exploring harm minimization approaches that may still allow people to potentially drink beer as a beverage, but lower the risks associated with the alcohol consumption -- and hopefully improve rehydration potential."

Drinking beer after exercising can actually increase hydration due to carbonation and carbohydrate content that helps replenish lost calories.

What's the catch? It works only with beers that have lower alcohol content, although scientists claim that no one could taste the difference in the beers.

"Alcohol in a dehydrated body can have all sorts of repercussions, including decreased awareness of risk," Desbrow said.

"So, if you're going to live in the real world, you can either spend your time telling people what they shouldn't do, or you can work on ways of reducing the danger of some of these socialized activities."

Though the hangover-free beer seems to operate much like Gatorade, it still has the potential to make Sunday mornings less of a struggle.


TOPICS: Food; Hobbies; Science
KEYWORDS: australia; zymurgy

1 posted on 08/27/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Someone once said that Australians have more euphemisms for vomiting than any other non-slavic people.


2 posted on 08/27/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

This is bigger that air conditioning!


3 posted on 08/27/2013 4:15:53 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DManA; SkyDancer

It makes you want to chunder, my fully sick boy.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 4:16:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DManA

A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world’s best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you’re really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is ‘beware’. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine’s armpit.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 4:16:25 PM PDT by freedomlover
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6 posted on 08/27/2013 4:18:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: DManA; SkyDancer
J, your profile charts explaining various Aussie slang might be helpful before this thread has run its course.

< huge grin >

7 posted on 08/27/2013 4:18:55 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: nickcarraway

I like technicolor yawn.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 4:19:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Well yodel comes to mind.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: DManA
Someone once said that Australians have more euphemisms for vomiting than any other non-slavic people.

Do you come from the land Down Under,where the rivers flow and the men chunder?

10 posted on 08/27/2013 4:24:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: SkyDancer; DManA
I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.

11 posted on 08/27/2013 4:27:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Gay State Conservative

Rivers? Or Beer?


12 posted on 08/27/2013 4:28:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Another mystery lyric explained.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 4:29:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

LOL


14 posted on 08/27/2013 4:30:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: DManA

That song was full of them. I guess a fried-out combie is a VW Van. ‘Full of zombie,’ might mean high on pot, but I haven’t heard anything definitive. I wonder how many people in the U.S. knew what Vegemite was in 1981?


15 posted on 08/27/2013 4:32:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DManA
“Someone once said that Australians have more euphemisms for vomiting than any other non-slavic people.”

Being upside down must promote vomiting.

16 posted on 08/27/2013 4:33:41 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: nickcarraway

You mean it isn’t a delicious Australian spread, made from used brewer’s yeast.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 4:35:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SkyDancer

Maybe you can explain to me the one thing about that song I can’t figure out: What does, “Where women glow and men plunder?” mean?


18 posted on 08/27/2013 4:44:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DManA

“Someone once said that Australians have more euphemisms for vomiting than any other non-slavic people.”

The Australian National Anthem is a 3.5 minute rondo of smashing beer bottles.


19 posted on 08/27/2013 4:48:04 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gay State Conservative

So THAT us lyric (and what it means). 30 years later, now I know.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 4:51:26 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: nickcarraway

I actually did. Girl Scout camps had counselors from around the world and mine was from Australia. Vegemite made me chunder.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 4:53:35 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: DManA

22 posted on 08/27/2013 4:55:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: autumnraine

Apparently you were more Samoas, than Australian. lol


23 posted on 08/27/2013 4:57:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

HA!


24 posted on 08/27/2013 6:00:38 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: nickcarraway
Well it's from an Australian group called "Men At Work" - but pretty much the following:

"Traveling in a fried out Kombi" = Driving a crappy car in a British prison colony. "On a hippy trail, head full of zombie" = Driving around on 'pruno', a beverage people make in a British prison colony. "I met a strange lady; she made me nervous." = She made me uneasy, as she was a felon in a British prison colony. "She took me in and 'made me breakfast'" = Slang for raped me with a toilet brush in a British prison colony. "Land down under" = Slang for British Prison Colony. "Where women glow and men plunder" = Where men and women do stuff in a British prison colony. "You better run, you better take cover." = You better leave, because it's a British prison colony. ...the rest of the song is pretty much about a British prison colony.

25 posted on 08/27/2013 6:15:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: DManA

That was PJ ORourke
best writer in a long time


26 posted on 08/29/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

I think so. National Lampoon If I recall correctly. The article trashed every major country in the world. I laughed so hard I about bust a gut.


27 posted on 08/29/2013 11:09:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

That was when National Lampoon was funny.
I have their High School year book around here somewhere.


28 posted on 08/29/2013 11:12:59 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

I used to love the “True Facts” feature. You just can’t make up the funniest stuff.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 11:18:21 AM PDT by DManA
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