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Being Drunk Can Save Your Life if You Get Injured (Sort Of)

The bare-knuckle spirit of the American boozehound can now hold its head up a little higher: a new study has discovered that being under the influence of alcohol may increase a person’s chances for survival in the event of an accident.

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5 Hurricanes That Are Actually Pretty Cool

 

1. The Cocktail: This New Orleans drink made from rum and fruit juices was invented by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Interestingly, O’Brien only concocted it because he needed to get rid of a lot of excess rum. He even gave them away for free to visiting sailors. The drink is now a staple of Mardi Gras and Cajun-flavored parties across the country.

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Teen Loses Stomach After Drinking Liquid Nitrogen Enhanced Cocktail

While it may seem strange, bars will sometimes use liquid nitrogen to spruce up the presentation of their drinks. Although the substance causes severe burns when touched directly, in its room-temperature gaseous form it creates a fog-like effect and should be harmless.

Trying telling that to Gaby Scanlon. The English woman was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends Thursday night when she ordered a cocktail featuring room-temperature liquid nitrogen at Oscar's Wine Bar in Lancaster.

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Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism

Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.

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South Carolina Woman Arrested For Giving Her 4 Year Old Son Shots Of Beer

Gretchen Lynn Kinnear was arrested after reports that the South Carolina woman was giving her 4-year-old son shots of beer while at the bar on Saturday night.

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Americans Choose Beer As Their Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

Next time you’re out with friends, look around the table. Chances are good you’ll see more beer bottles than wine glasses or martinis, and that’s not a coincidence — a new survey discovered beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage.

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What Airlines Serve Alcohol — For Free?

There is nothing quite like being catapulted 40,000 feet into the air and feeling the effects of a high pressure, high altitude beer buzz while being shuttled at top speed across the great American skies.

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New Survey Reveals More Teenagers Try Drugs and Alcohol During the Summer

While the summer months are supposed to fun and a much needed break from the previous school year, a new survey finds that many teens are using their summer vacation to try drugs and alcohol.

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Could It Really Be Okay to Drink While You’re Pregnant?

For years, most pregnant women have regarded alcohol as fearfully as they might a knife-wielding maniac. But a new study suggests that light to moderate drinking early in pregnancy might not be as bad as we’ve all thought.

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Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcoholism? [VIDEO]

There’s no denying that gastric bypass can be an effective way to treat morbid obesity, but new research suggests the surgery may actually increase the risk of alcoholism, as well.

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How Much Are Americans Spending on Alcohol? — Dollars and Sense

There are many reasons why the idea behind prohibition not only failed miserably in this country, but has been long since buried deep in the American archives alongside slavery and the powdered wig.

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Heather Locklear Is ‘Under a Doctor’s Care’ for Outpatient Treatment

Earlier this month, actress Heather Locklear was rushed to the hospital after mixing alcohol and prescription medication — and now sources say she’s “under a doctor’s care.”

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