Different Drinks Do Give You A Different Drunk, But Only Because You Expect Them To
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Does wine make you flirtatious? Do whiskey shots make you hostile? What about tequila—does it make you feel like a party animal? Here's the good news: the emotions you feel after drinking those drinks are very real. The bad news: you probably feel them just because you expect to.
This Green Tea Molecule May Be The Key To Fighting Zika
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You know green tea is good for you. You may not, however, understand how impressively far its benefits go. The key ingredient behind those benefits is a polyphenol—a kind of antioxidant—called EGCG. Though scientists still aren't quite sure how, this molecule has been shown to fight a wide variety of dangerous human invaders, from antibiotic-resistant infections to deadly viruses such as hepatitis C and even HIV. In 2016, scientists added one more virus to that already impressive list: Zika.
Coffee Was A Food Before It Was A Drink
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Imagine a world without any coffee to drink. Instead, there was coffee to eat. Wonder how Starbucks's business would be then... Crazy as it sounds, this was the case before it was discovered that coffee beans make for a powerful drink. Until that point, coffee was eaten in the form of an energy bar. We'll stick with the liquid stuff, thanks.
You Can Dine At The World's Oldest Restaurant
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Have you ever dined in a restaurant so old that the wine bottles are considered museum relics? Travel to Sobrino de Botín behind Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain, and you can enjoy traditional Castilian fare from the world's oldest restaurant. French cook Jean Botín opened Casa Botín with his wife in 1725, and it remains the oldest open eatery that has yet to change its location. The Spanish tavern's name has only adjusted once, from Casa Botín to Sobrino de Botín (nephew of Botín) when Jean Botín's wife passed away and left their culinary legacy to her nephew. In addition to ancient wine, Botín serves up traditional, roasted meats from a 300-year-old oven.
Alcosynth Can Supposedly Get You Buzzed Without A Hangover
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It goes without saying that there are pros and cons to drinking alcohol. Some great pros, and some painful and dangerous cons. Most people like to enjoy a cocktail at a party for a sociable buzz. But going overboard means paying for it the next morning with dry mouth, nausea, and headaches. But the synthetic alcohol called Alcosynth could potentially be the booze alternative that strips away the cons while keeping the perks.