Gizmodo is a fantastic website that I’m particularly fond of as a writer. Their articles and features are always well-written and usually quite funny. I came across one from today titled Science Has Found the Best Way to Cure Your Hangover and I just had to share.
According to their sources, a researcher in Philadelphia has discovered the single most effective cure for a hangover. Don’t go calling the press or anything though, it’s really quite simple.
After giving a bunch of rats ethanol induced headaches, Professor Michael Oshinsky of Thomas Jefferson University, discovered that a combination of coffee and aspirin cured them. Apparently alcohol causes headaches because of a chemical acetate it can produce and doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories together seem to block the acetate and relieve the headaches.
I guess this all sounds believable (it’s science after all!) but what I’d like to know is how the dear professor knew for sure that the rats were cured of their headaches. If they were talking rats, I think he’s discovered something bigger than an already obvious hangover cure.
The good news is, if this guy is right we can all stop trying those crazy "miracle" cures our friends, roommates and grandmothers swear by. A little coffee and some aspirin sound much better than some of the crap I’ve heard of. I’ve actually found that leaving a couple of aspirin and a bottle of water next to my bed (so I’m able to take it before I pass out) works pretty well. What’s YOUR favorite way to avoid feeling like death?
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