Beer before liquor is a lie, and 28 other misconceptions about booze

Drinking a ton of beer before switching to bourbon isn't going to help your stomach the next morning (this stuff will!), but it turns out that mantra you've been living by is total BS: Beer before liquor won't make you any sicker. The scholarly minds at Mental Floss have busted that myth, plus 28 more misconceptions about booze, in this informative video below. Turns out absinthe also doesn't make you hallucinate -- which means you DID see Jim Morrison riding a trolley during your semester abroad.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is still reeling from the time she accidentally drank banana milk in 9th grade. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.