We at Thrillist hate hangovers, but not nearly as much as we love adult beverages, which kind of puts us between a rock and a rock that looks increasingly attractive as the night progresses. So, to minimize the morning misery caused by nights of drinking, we've relentlessly studied how hangovers work and what one might do to combat them. Read on for our collective knowledge about the science behind that headache, which alcohol has the worst consequences, and which cures worked best for us.
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Technically, yes! It just involves an I.V. and $250 worth of fluids. Since we were naturally skeptical of the procedure, we gave it a try and reported our findings, which was significantly easier without a scorching headache.
Our selfless Vice editor tried 10 different remedies, from the aforementioned I.V. doctor to over-the-counter pills to an old-fashioned cup of coffee. Spoiler alert: after reading this you'll immediately want to go drop $10 at the closest pharmacy.
With respect to the expert who said to avoid it above, sometimes you really do need hair of the dog. To minimize the damage, we had a master bartender whip up craft cocktails made of hangover cures like Gatorade, coconut water, chocolate, and bacon.
Everyone knows not to go against a Sicilian when death is on the line, but you also don't want to get into a hangover-beating contest with one, because he'll eat a dried bull's penis and be cured immediately. Conceivable!
There's a science behind which spirits have the worst effects on your morning, and the fine folks at DNews created a video explaining the correlation between different types of alcohol (hint: make like Monica and avoid brandy). Click through to see the video and read our CliffsNotes.