Skip to comments.Scientists Invent Hydrating, Hangover-Free Beer
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.
Someone once said that Australians have more euphemisms for vomiting than any other non-slavic people.
This is bigger that air conditioning!
It makes you want to chunder, my fully sick boy.
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.
< huge grin >
I like technicolor yawn.
Well yodel comes to mind.
Do you come from the land Down Under,where the rivers flow and the men chunder?
Rivers? Or Beer?
Another mystery lyric explained.
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?
Being upside down must promote vomiting.
You mean it isn’t a delicious Australian spread, made from used brewer’s yeast.
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?
“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.
So THAT us lyric (and what it means). 30 years later, now I know.
I actually did. Girl Scout camps had counselors from around the world and mine was from Australia. Vegemite made me chunder.
Apparently you were more Samoas, than Australian. lol
"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.
That was PJ ORourke
best writer in a long time
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.
That was when National Lampoon was funny.
I have their High School year book around here somewhere.
I used to love the “True Facts” feature. You just can’t make up the funniest stuff.