Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Scientists No Closer to Curing Hangovers

With New Year's Day right around the corner, here's something to ponder:

They can put a man on the moon, the saying goes, but they can't come up with a decent hangover cure. Considering how hangovers have been afflicting humans since time immemorial, you'd think that finding a cure would be a major public health goal, right up there with clean water and female literacy.

Yet there's no war on hangovers, as there is with cancer. There's no multinational race to find the hangover gene. What's the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism working on, anyway?

If ever a Nobel Prize was merited, it would be for the team that finds a hangover cure.

Read the recommendations at LiveScience.com.


Anonymous said...

"female literacy"


oh no you din'nt

Richard Stueven said...

Yeah, I'm not sure what his point was there.

Brewer said...

i can haz buk?

I thought Bloody Mary's were the universal hangover cure.