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Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the go-ahead-and-have-another dept.

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Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong of Chungnam National University have discovered that drinking alcohol with oxygen bubbles added leads to fewer hangovers and a shorter sobering up time. People drinking the bubbly booze sobered up 20-30 minutes faster and had less severe and fewer hangovers than people who drank the non-fizzy stuff. Kwon said: "The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage reduces plasma alcohol concentrations faster than a normal dissolved-oxygen alcohol beverage does. This could provide both clinical and real-life significance. The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage would allow individuals to become sober faster, and reduce the side effects of acetaldehyde without a significant difference in alcohol's effects. Furthermore, the reduced time to a lower BAC may reduce alcohol-related accidents."

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Beer (4, Insightful)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333464)

Reducing hangover is all fine and good, but if it sobers you up faster couldn't you just get a beer with less alcohol? The effect is basically the same.

For that matter, the high and fast drunkenness is probably even worse. You know it goes away fast, so you drink faster and more. This would probably be good for taking a one quick beer at lunch or so, but hangover isn't an issue then.

If I'm going out or take some beers otherwise, I rather have it last longer and be more balanced over the night. That's also why I prefer those Belgian 11% beers. In addition to having more taste in them, one glass lasts a lot longer and you don't need to be pissing all the time.

Now give me a 80% vodka with no hangovers and I'm ready to roll.

Re:Beer (0, Troll)

superpaladin (1521599) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333630)

Now give me a 80% vodka with no hangovers and I'm ready to roll.

I think you mean 80 proof vodka which means 40% alcohol vodka.

Re:Beer (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333660)

no he meant 160 Proof, he doesn't f$%# around when it comes to Vodka.

Re:Beer (5, Funny)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333676)

No, I did mean 80%. It kicks ass ;)

Re:Beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333868)

Ahah, you're obviously from the left side of the pond. Over here on the correct side, pure ethyl alcohol is 175 degrees proof.
(100 degrees was the concentration of alcohol that when gunpowder was soaked in it the gunpowder would still burn. Part of the hisory of the Royal Navy.)

Re:Beer (2, Funny)

Otto (17870) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334112)

Actually, he used a percentage measurement. Which is valid on both "sides of the pond", as well as anywhere else in the universe that has "math".

Most people measure alcohol in percentage ABV. Only old-timers use "proof".

And "degrees proof" is only really used in the UK, despite it making no sense. "Degrees" of what, exactly? In America, it's just "proof", if it's used at all. Usually it ain't, as places that require labeling of ABV require a percentage measurement. Nowhere requires a "proof" to be put on there, but it is generally allowed.

Re:Beer (2, Informative)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333950)

No, he meant 160 proof double vodka.

Re:Beer (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333762)

"couldn't you just get a beer with less alcohol?"

Sorry, I'm not interested in drinking Natty Light piss water. The beers I like, mostly IPAs, have alcohol contents in excess of 6%. A solution to the problem does exist, though. It's called "everything in moderation."

Re:Beer (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334136)

what a faggot

Re:Beer (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333792)

Trouble with adding oxygen to beers is it spoils the beer! You would have to dissolve it in the beer immediately before serving and assure that all of it was consumed in a timely manner. This is also ignoring the fact that carbonation actually does contribute some flavor to beer.

Cheers.

Re:Beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333954)

It doesn't spoil the beer. It speeds up the maturation process. This has the effect that it will make a mature beer over mature (spoiled) if its let to sit... But it also can take an unmatured beer and mature it very rapidly (That's what a wine carafe is for)... So as long as they plan on serving the beer soon and start with an undermatured beer, it should stay viable long enough for a bar's purposes...

Re:Beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334186)

It wouldn't help for bottled, but how hard IS it to just inject oxygen instead of CO2 for tap beer? Seems like it would allow a pretty good mix and only quickly spoil beers that were past their expiration date anyways.

Re:Beer (2, Insightful)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334428)

    That sounds like a dangerous idea in a smoking bar.

    I still drink in good ol' fashion pubs, where they serve more dark ales than pale American drink (it hurts to call it beer). Most of the customers smoke. About half the bar staff smoke when there is a lull in orders. It's not an ideal place to release a gaseous oxidizer.

Re:Beer (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334354)

As a brewer by profession I would like to make it known: Oxygen is the enemy plain and simple. After/during fermentation it should not come in contact with the beer/wort until it's in the customer's glass. We take great measures to assure this.

Re:Beer (2, Interesting)

ircmaxell (1117387) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333854)

Reducing hangover is all fine and good, but if it sobers you up faster couldn't you just get a beer with less alcohol? The effect is basically the same.

Unless it has a retroactive effect... What I mean is that you can drink regular beer all night, and then the last beer or two are these oxy-enriched beers. That way the added oxygen helps speed up recovery, but doesn't have a detrimental effect during drinking (At least as far as the buzz factor goes)...

Now, that I think about it, I wonder if these effects are limited to oxygen enriched beer, or if it's just the oxygen itself. If it's just O2, you could have a portable O2 enricher that lets you breath pure O2 for a little while... Or O2 enriched water (oh yay, another way for them to charge more for H20)...

Re:Beer (2, Interesting)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334240)

Now, that I think about it, I wonder if these effects are limited to oxygen enriched beer, or if it's just the oxygen itself. If it's just O2, you could have a portable O2 enricher that lets you breath pure O2 for a little while... Or O2 enriched water (oh yay, another way for them to charge more for H20)...

Seems to me I have read before that fighter pilots have been using a shot of O2 to clear up a hangover for a long time. At least since the 80's.

Re:Beer (1)

Igarden2 (916096) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334424)

I heard stories from my father about fliers using O2 to sober up during WWII. Never went well. Basically burned out their brains.

Re:Beer (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334540)

Back when I lived at the geek compound, I think we had a hangover every fucking day. Emad inisted that swallowing a load of man chowder before passing out (or after!) would get rid of the hangover -- the proteins counteract the alcohol or something. Didn't seem to work but that didn't stop us.

-- HeUnique

Re:Beer (1)

Mandelbrot-5 (471417) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334286)

When I worked in the ship yards as a welder, I would find a job to do that involved using a cutting torch when I was hung over. For the first few hours of the day I would take regular "hits" of pure O2 from the tank, worked like a charm.

Hope they don't try this with hard liquor (1)

Timmy D Programmer (704067) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334170)

Oxygen bubbles plus high alcohol could be an explosive hazard.

Re:Beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334254)

That's easy!

(Well, maybe not the 80%, but the no-hangover we can do). The magic secret is:

Don't Drink Crappy Vodka. And don't mix it with other alcohols, e.g. beer or wine. Hint: Smirnoff is NOT it. Neither is Grey Goose, for those unfortunately delusional souls who believe that the air of French sophistication translates to "clean distillation".

If you have to, filter the vodka you buy yourself. You don't even need fractional distillation - activated charcoal will work. I think magnesium sulfate granules will precipitate alot of the impurities as well. (Don't quote me on the exact chemical, tho).

As far as I remember from discussions I've had with distillers, the hangover part is the impurities of the fermentation process - the oils that remain in the ethanol/water mixture. Distillation is supposed to remove them, but often does not do so completely. By itself, ethanol will only poison you - it will not give you hangovers.

Experimental field testing on non-drinking subject with clean vodka (160lb man with .5L of vodka over 1hr drinking period) confirms: clean vodka == no hangover. [Source: private correspondence, forthcoming publication in Vodka Drinker's Monthly]

Re:Beer (1)

b4upoo (166390) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334386)

A 190 proof white lightening session will mess you up so bad that you'll never even know that you had a hangover.

Re:Beer (1)

Stonefred (999097) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334450)

I'll give you a 80% vodka with no hangovers and you're ready to troll.

Tag as synthohol? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333516)

Can someone tag this as synthohol from star trek.

Re:Tag as synthohol? (1)

ipquickly (1562169) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334006)

Can someone tag this as synthohol from star trek.

Not without getting the Ferengi(the original inventors of synthehol) upset.

Re:Tag as synthohol? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334484)

Either that, or, in case of 100% oxygen-enriched alcohol, as oxyliquit [wikipedia.org] .

My fool-proof no-hangover method (5, Informative)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333528)

I have followed this rule religiously once I started drinking socially. As a result, I have never gotten a hangover. Here it is:

For every three beers or three shots you drink, drink a glass of water. Also, try to make sure you drink a glass of water before falling asleep.

You will be hangover free...guaranteed. Simple, safe, and effective.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333638)

Same with hiccups, only drinking water will cure it. It's your body's way of saying, "Hey stupid, you're thirsty, drink some water". I have actually found that my body knows what plain water is and I will keep hiccuping until I drink it. I can't fool it with more beer or pop.

Bathroom break (1, Insightful)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333672)

That only works because you end up spending half the evening in the bathroom, and therefore consume less alcohol than your buddies.

Re:Bathroom break (2, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333714)

With our Civilization 4 drinking game (drink every time you hear Leonard Nimoy's voice from ANYONE's Civ 4 game in the LAN), there is no such thing as consuming less, lol :-)

Re:Bathroom break (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333908)

Why is that a bad thing?

Drink enough to enjoy yourself not enough to regret it in the morning.

Re:Bathroom break (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334050)

what, you don't enjoy getting puking drunk and a day-long hangover to follow? geez, what's the point then?

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333820)

Agreed. It also doesn't hurt to take a multivitamin before bed (for the B12 and D) with that glass of water. For folks like me who tend to have acid reflux it is also a good idea to take something for that before you drink much as the alcohol makes it worse. Something like a Zantac or Prilosec (again only if you tend to have acid reflux). Water, vitamin, appropriate use of acid reducer - all set.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

zeroduck (691015) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333850)

I have a cure as well: start drinking again.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

markass530 (870112) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333882)

That takes planning and thought, and a lot of other things I do not have while drinking. Some kind of windows-update-automated-cant-fuck-it-up version of this is needed.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334010)

They have that, they are called girly drinks they include 8oz of water to 1 shot of booze.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334552)

The girly drinks contain a lot of sugar. Sugar which leads to radicals which can increase your hangover. If they're really syrupy they can even be hyperosmotic, which wouldn't help hydrate you at all.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334014)

also very effective:
eat a small meal before falling asleep. helps you drink more and longer, reduces nausea, reduces hangover.

on the downside, i've heard it said that this will tend to make you fat, because alcohol in the bloodstream about halves your bodies ability to process the nutritients in the right manner. something like that.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

jimbolauski (882977) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334234)

you forgot make sure to go to bed with an adult diaper on

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

Darth Sdlavrot (1614139) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334246)

On top of that I'd add staying awake until the world stops spinning.

Works every time.

Re:My fool-proof no-hangover method (1)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334360)

Don't need any of the pussy nonsense if you drink anti-socially.

Get Back to Work!!! (5, Funny)

Maniacal (12626) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333530)

No hangover - Good
Faster sober - Bad

You're not done mister, get back to the lab.

Re:Get Back to Work!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333768)

No, no. Faster sober isn't necessarily bad. This just means you need to continue drinking more. This means party harder, and longer. Tip your bartender well, and this is a non-issue.

Re:Get Back to Work!!! (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333836)

(Tom Paxton)

[Chorus:]
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, when you gonna let me get sober. Let me alone. Let me go home. Let me back and start over.

Well, I've rambled around this dirty old town singing for nickels and dimes.
Times getting' rough. I can't get enough to buy me a little bottle of wine.

[Chorus]

Well, little hotel, older than hell, cold as the dark in the mine.
Light so dim, I had to grin, I got me a little bottle of wine.

[Chorus]

Well, the preacher will preach and the teacher will teach. The miner will dig in the mine.
I ride the rods, trusting in God, huggin' my little bottle of wine.

[Chorus]

Well, pain in my head, bugs in my bed, pants so old that they shine.
Out on the street, I tell the people I meet to buy me a little bottle of wine.

[Chorus]

Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, when you gonna let me get sober.

Re:Get Back to Work!!! (1)

sakonofie (979872) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334270)

If you read (or at least scan) the paper [wiley.com] being referenced by the article, this is only studying sobering up faster (or more accurately the time until BAC is effectively 0). They are not testing headaches and hangovers. The only mention of headaches and hangovers is a throw-away sentence in the discussion section at the end.

Tag is misspelled. (2, Informative)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333532)

It's synthehol [memory-alpha.org] , not synthahol.

Soju with oxygen? (1)

Singularity42 (1658297) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333534)

I'm sold! I'll go check the local Uwajimaya (Asian superstore) for some of this. I don't even remember Soju being in liquor stores. Beer or sparkling wine have carbon dioxide, which it looks like doesn't count.

Re:Soju with oxygen? (5, Informative)

maeka (518272) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333636)

I'm sold! I'll go check the local Uwajimaya (Asian superstore) for some of this. I don't even remember Soju being in liquor stores. Beer or sparkling wine have carbon dioxide, which it looks like doesn't count.

One goes to great lengths (for good reason) when bottling beverages to remove existing oxygen, and prevent introduction of new oxygen.
If this technique for reducing hangovers becomes popular it will need to be done shortly before consumption. (Value-added service at the bar?)

Re:Soju with oxygen? (1, Redundant)

Shagg (99693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334030)

One goes to great lengths (for good reason) when bottling beverages to remove existing oxygen, and prevent introduction of new oxygen.
If this technique for reducing hangovers becomes popular it will need to be done shortly before consumption. (Value-added service at the bar?)

Exactly. What this really means is that nobody gets a hangover because heavily oxidized alcohol beverages taste like @$%!

Re:Soju with oxygen? (1)

Joe Snipe (224958) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334312)

Soju is in most liquor stores, but I don't believe it is sold pre-oxygenated.

Profit for Bars! (2, Insightful)

Some guy named Chris (9720) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333542)

This should also increase profits for bars, since people will have to drink more while they're there to stay good and plastered.

my hangovers last a whole day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333558)

BURP
and BURP whats 30 minutes going to do like ...nothing

Wine (1)

DirtySouthAfrican (984664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333572)

Plus it makes red wine taste great!

time to soberness (3, Insightful)

godrik (1287354) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333600)

When you are drunk, you are for hours. I don't think removing 20/30 minutes is that relevant.

Re:time to soberness (1)

ircmaxell (1117387) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334092)

The rule of thumb is 1 bottle of beer per hour. So if the effect of the addition to alcohol is linear (with respect to number of beers drank), then you'd recover from each beer after 30 to 40 minutes. So if you drank 6 beers, instead of taking 6 hours to get back to BAC of 0.000, it'd only take between 3 and 4 hours... I guess it would also depend on the rate you drank at how much of an effect this has. Drinking 6 beers in 1 hour is a whole lot different than drinking 6 in 6 hours...

Re:time to soberness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334482)

The rule of thumb is 1 bottle of beer per hour.

In that case it had better be a bottle of Mikeller's Big Worst Barley Wine, or at least a large bottle of a good solid 11% Belgian. And a short hour!

Re:time to soberness (1)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334572)

What he neglected to say was that 1 bottle of beer wears off per hour. So if you only drank at a rate of 1 beer per hour, then ... yeah, you’d never get drunk.

1 beer per hour should be just about enough to keep you drunk, though.

Couldn't they (1)

hoytak (1148181) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333608)

just make shots of liquid oxygen? it burns on the way down, but hey, what's new? With the right chaser, it'd be the next big thing...

Side effects... (4, Interesting)

Antony T Curtis (89990) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333610)

I am not sure of the benefits of a alcoholic drink which "sobers up faster" other than "sells more booze, kaching!".

Since it has dissolved oxygen, would it whiten teeth too?

What would be revolutionary would be a drink which kept the imbibers drunk for a lengthy but known amount of time but after that time, the imbiber would sober up quickly without hangover...

Re:Side effects... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334232)

Maybe breathing from an oxygen mask while you sleep would be good for this?

Re:Side effects... (1)

digit1001 (1009191) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334534)

What would be revolutionary would be a drink which kept the imbibers drunk for a lengthy but known amount of time but after that time, the imbiber would sober up quickly without hangover...

Or even better... something you take at the end of the night to absorb the alcohol and remove it from your system. Like a pizza.

i call bull (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333646)

mix it with some RED bull! party! aiiiieee! (cue allegro mariachi music)

Do NOT Want (5, Funny)

Conchobair (1648793) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333650)

If I want to be sober, I just won't drink. However, when I do drink, (I won't drive) I want to be drunk and stay drunk. I want to be drunk all night and when I wake upside down in a sleeping bag trying to get it open with my toes, I want to wonder how I got there and not be able to remember. This just takes all the fun out of drinking.

Bah... (3, Funny)

mdm-adph (1030332) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333698)

You can get the same thing with an alcohol enema.

And we've all been there, right?!?

Right...?

Question? (1)

vertinox (846076) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333718)

Is the drink mentioned in the article available for purchase or is there equipment that you can use to oxygenate your own liquor?

Hydration (2, Informative)

Itninja (937614) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333720)

Booze never "gives" you a hangover. A hangover comes from the lack of water in your system; dehydration. Just make every second of third drink a glass of water, *poof* no hangovers.

Re:Hydration (1)

zepo1a (958353) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333966)

*Specifically, the cushion of water between your brain and your skull. The brain bumping around your skull is what gives you the hangover. The little bottles of liquid you put in your gas tank when you have water in the line? Alcohol! It evaporates the water in the line just like drinking gets rid of the cushion around your brain. So try to drink water while, or directly after, drinking.

*A Doctor told me this (could very well not be true. I am not a doctor but it sounded reasonable at the time.)

Re:Hydration (5, Funny)

chronosan (1109639) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334256)

Is your doctor badanalogyguy?

Re:Hydration (1)

zepo1a (958353) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334502)

Well, as car analogies go, compared to what I've seen here before it's a pretty good one.

Re:Hydration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334542)

Booze never "gives" you a hangover. A hangover comes from the lack of water in your system; dehydration. Just make every second of third drink a glass of water, *poof* no hangovers.

It is also created by higher order fusel alcohols which you tend to find in cheaper spirits

Does this help my Liver? (1)

karcirate (1685354) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333734)

Any scientists out there who can take a guess if the extra oxygen will reduce the harmful effects of binge drinking on the liver? Will this allow people to get all the great benefits of alcohol with less risk?

Oxygen + Beer (1)

vacantskies9 (1190171) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333740)

Too bad oxygen ruins beer.

Re:Oxygen + Beer (1)

Dartz-IRL (1640117) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334032)

Yup

Showed this to a brewer with Diageo at their St. James gate plant.... he lolled. Oxygen might prevent a hangover... it'll prevent you from bloody drinking by spoiling your pint.

Homebrewing with oxygen (5, Interesting)

fear025 (763732) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333790)

As a homebrewer, I know that oxidation of beer can give it "cardboardy" flavors, so this technology is probably useless for beer.

I'm not sure how long oxidation needs to occur before the off flavors manifest though, so perhaps you could force-oxygenate at pour time.

Sounds like some experiments need to be done...

Interesting considering CO2 has opposite affect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31333840)

CO2 bubbles in things like Champagne make people drunk faster and can make hangovers worse.

Less drunk == less hungover? (1)

ghislain_leblanc (450723) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333906)

This is really shocking! Who is founding those "researches"?

Flammability (1)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333964)

It's not just for 75 proof anymore.

Also, the Molotovs are amazing (1)

liquiddark (719647) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333984)

Light a match in pre-oxygenated alcohol, should be fun times for the smoke-when-you-drink crowd!

And it is.... (1)

Device666 (901563) | more than 4 years ago | (#31333988)

pure water.

hmm... (1)

theheadlessrabbit (1022587) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334004)

What does the article talk about hangover-free drinking, then show a picture of soju? Soju is not alcohol; it is punishment in a bottle.

What will all this free oxygen do to people who consume the alcohol? Could it have some sort of side effect on the stomach/intestinal track? bleach your teeth?

Buying air stone for high ball right now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334040)

I knew that aquarium pump would come in handy again!

Jeff

ST:TNG Synthehol... (1)

humdinger70 (325597) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334044)

with all the deliterious effects left in, has finally arrived.

This beer needs high altitude research! (1)

voodoo cheesecake (1071228) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334054)

If any of you readers have an aeroplane, I'll volunteer to sit in the back and get wasted. By the way, my special recipe is Bacardi 151 and orange jolt. I never get a hangover.

one beer . . . (1)

hideouspenguinboy (1342659) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334076)

No wait . . . 12 beers.

Alcohol+oxygen as blood thinner? (1)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334088)

Does adding oxygen somehow affect the blood-thinning properties of alcohol?

For that matter, how DOES alcohol act as a blood thinner, and for how long?

Those on Warfarin (aka Coumadin) want to know...

"No thanks, I like my beer like I like my women" (5, Funny)

PrescriptionWarning (932687) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334102)

cold and devoid of oxygen

Gimme some! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334144)

I love it! Now I can get deadly liver disease without the bothersome warning signs telling me alcohol is poison! GimmeGimmeGimme!

And yes, I am typing this with a wine glass in one hand. Honest to Easter Bunny, I kid you not.

Are they really sure ... (2, Funny)

Ihlosi (895663) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334176)

... that putting oxygen in alcohol is a good idea? It sounds like a recipe for rocket fuel to me.

Re:Are they really sure ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334296)

Dude that sounds like a good drink!

my diving instructor swore to it (2, Interesting)

kubitus (927806) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334236)

if you have a hangover, just dive to 20 meters for 20 minutes.

Then ascend according to your dive computer / decompression table.

Hangover - over

Re:my diving instructor swore to it (1)

Sechr Nibw (1278786) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334410)

I could never hold my breath for 20 minutes...but wait! I've got beer with oxygen in it! Solution!

More concerned with what hangs over the belt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334308)

Vodka never gave me a hangover. That was part of the problem. I used to get a bit queezy if I mixed my drinks to excess, but as long as I stuck to Vodka and grapefruit juice I always felt splendid the next day. I was more worried about the long term effects of binge drinking and the calories I was pouring into my gut. It's even scarier to think that beer is actually healthier for you than Coke. Coke is one of the leading causes of osteoporosous in women and beer actually contains an ingredient that causes bones to get stronger! Maybe the Germans were right after all!

Re:More concerned with what hangs over the belt (1)

zero0ne (1309517) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334452)

I'll make sure to ref. this post when my manager asks me why I am brining in a 6 pack of beer instead of my daily 6 pack of pepsi

This could be a blast and really take off... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334440)

Have any one considered that alcohol can be considered a fuel, and now pre-oxygenated (likely under-pressure like soda) may not be a good idea? Further consider all the drunk people, drink in hand, just asking to be "blown away" by this new concoction.

All it takes is one bartender, an ignition source and they're gonna light up the town!

-CT

Yeah... (1)

lbalbalba (526209) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334490)

But does it get you *drunk* ?

Somewhat Makes Sense from a Diving Perspective (3, Informative)

PerfectionLost (1004287) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334512)

Recently I became a licensed Scuba diver. One thing you learn in scuba diving classes is that you are more likely to get nitrogen poisoning if you are dehydrated, or had been drinking substantially the night before. Typically the way you do a first response treatment of nitrogen poisoning is by supplying pure oxygen.

I'm sure there's a Q.E.D. in there but I'm pretty sure I'm missing some steps.

sign me up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31334538)

I would like to see this experiment confirmed.
I think we need to sign up 1000 Slashdot individuals and get a research grant to pay for are bar tabs and the one who is most sober can write up the report.

Now All We Need... (0, Offtopic)

Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334544)

Is hookers who won't give you the clap and we're in Bender's Heaven.

Fat Chicks Next Please! (1)

jjjpinkojjj (318040) | more than 4 years ago | (#31334566)

If they could develop a variety of alcohol that will inhibit me from going home with fat chicks... I might start drinking again.

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