Topic: alcohol

Philippe Starck Creates Aerosol Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk

Philippe Starck Creates Aerosol Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk

Do you like whippets but prefer your headrush with a little more tannin? Making inroads in the dubious-sounding genre of ”aerosol cuisine,” French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Harvard professor David Edwards to create “WA|HH Quantum Sensations,” an aerosol spray that dispenses .075 ml hits of alochol, just enough to stimulate the brain. More »

5 Oscars Drinking Games (Because It Will Probably Be 5 Hours Long)

5 Oscars Drinking Games (Because It Will Probably Be 5 Hours Long)

That’s right. It’s that weekend. The one that doesn’t mean anything at all except a little extra time surfing the internet next Monday to see what Sandra Bullock wore.

Alright, I guess some people are looking forward to the actual Academy Awards happening this weekend. Personally, the Oscars give me a chance to channel my inner college chick and create a drinking game out of something that’s supposed to be classy and prestigious. More »

Alcohol Makes Everyone Want Unsafe Sex (Not Just Irresponsible Sluts)

Alcohol Makes Everyone Want Unsafe Sex (Not Just Irresponsible Sluts)

A new study says that alcohol consumption ups your chances of having unsafe sex…It’s not rocket science, but it could help clear up some misconceptions about the “kind” of people who forego condoms and spread HIV and other STDs. In the past, researchers have questioned whether it’s alcohol, or the personalities of the people drinking the alcohol, that make for irresponsible mating. But researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health say pretty much anyone who’s had more than four or five drinks is more likely to have unsafe sex.

In the study, researchers randomly assigned participants to a drinking or sober group, and asked them to rate their intention to have unprotected sex. The more alcohol they consumed, the greater their intention; at 0.1 mg/mL blood alcohol level, the likelihood of engaging in unsafe sex was up by 5%. More »