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Alcohol Does Not Help Prevent Hypothermia, It Actually Makes It More Likely

Alcohol Does Not Help Prevent Hypothermia, It Actually Makes It More Likely

Daven Hiskey October 9, 2012 8

Myth: drinking alcohol warms your body and can be used to prevent hypothermia. In fact, drinking alcohol helps lower the core temperature of your body.  This myth likely got its start thanks to the

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What Causes a Hangover

What Causes a Hangover

Daven Hiskey October 25, 2010 11

Today I found out what causes a hangover. There are several things that contribute to hangovers, but one of the principal factors is simple dehydration.  Alcohol has a dehydrating effect by inhibiting the release

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Origin of the Term “Booze”

Origin of the Term “Booze”

Daven Hiskey August 3, 2010 15

Today I found out the origin of the term “booze”. The first references to the word “booze” meaning “alcoholic drink” in English appear around the 14th century, though it was originally spelled “bouse”.  The

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The American Government Once Intentionally Poisoned Certain Alcohol Supplies, Resulting in the Death of Over 10,000 American Citizens

The American Government Once Intentionally Poisoned Certain Alcohol Supplies, Resulting in the Death of Over 10,000 American Citizens

Daven Hiskey July 30, 2010 34

Today I found out that in an effort to scare people away from drinking alcohol, the American government once poisoned certain alcohol supplies; this resulted in the death of over 10,000 American Citizens. This,

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