DailyDirt: Experimenting With Alcohol

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Freakonomics had an interesting podcast discussing which is more dangerous: alcohol or marijuana? If alcohol didn't exist and was discovered tomorrow, would it be as acceptable as it currently is? It probably would have hard time getting FDA approval, but then the same could be said of Aspirin, if it didn't have its long history as a wonder drug. Here are a few more questions to ponder about alcohol the next time you're not so sober, perhaps. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: alcohol, david nutt, drinks, drunk, hangover, hangover cure, intoxication, synthehol, synthetic alcohol, yeast


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 9 Sep 2014 @ 5:03am

    Re:

    At most suburban parties I attended during my youth there was coffee out for those who intended to go home at the end (country parties everyone crashed there, even if that meant sleeping in the tray of a ute or a stable or somewhere, in the city centre most attendees were able to stagger home on foot).

    If people were willing to trust in such an ineffective antidote (which only has value in that it makes you marginally less likely to be noticed), an actual working antidote seems viable.

    Also, if the antidote works fast enough, it might be worth taking when pulled over at a booze bust.

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