Daily Distraction: Hangover Help from around the World
Posted by Katie Ostoich on May 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM
Feeling last night’s fun a little too much this morning? Hangovers are obviously the least fun part of a night out on the town, or at least equal to drunk dialing your ex. I found these great infographics to help you start feeling back to your old self so you can enjoy this extra 24 hours of freedom! First. Here’s The Biology of a Hangover (because you really wanted to know the price you pay for a crazy night):
In every culture with access to alcohol, myths abound about how to cure a hangover. In Ireland it used to be said you should bury your friend up to his neck in wet sand to help him through his hangover. A Haitian myth has it that turning the cork of the hangover-causing-bottle into a voodoo doll and sticking 13 pins in it will keep the hangover at bay. Other strange remedies from around the globe include breathing in the smoke from a coal fire and rubbing limes on your arms. We won't spend any time debunking why rubbing fruit on your body isn't going to cure a hangover, but we will look at the most common remedy claims.
Don’t some of those sound disgusting? Blech. All I know is, a bunch of water a big breakfast (ok, and maybe a few painkillers) always set me right again. To brunch we go!
What are your tricks to curing a hangover? Share in the comments!