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Man Claims To Have Invented ‘Hangover-Free’ Synthetic Alcohol

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Everyone knows that a hangover is the price for a great night of drinking. However, what if there was a way to avoid that unpleasant morning after and just bask in the “great” part?

A new synthetic alcohol has been discovered that’s said to completely pass through the hangover phase of drinking, according its creator Professor David Nutt of Imperial College and a former government drugs advisor.

Called ‘alcosynth’, the beverage was designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol. The best part is, consumers won’t experience nausea, dry mouth, and throbbing heads. Nutt has already patented about 90 different alcosynth compounds.

Professor Nutt compares the effects of alcosynth to four or five drinks before they “max out.”

Because of the high cost of funding research for the drink, it will more than likely be a while before you can get your hands on alcosynth at a bar. However, Nutt hopes that people will be regularly drinking the synthetic alcohol by 2050.

The only downside to the discovery, it seems, is that we will no longer have the excuse to gorge on greasy hangover foods the next day. Hash browns and steak are an amazing way to squash that hangover.

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The Dangers of Artificial Food Coloring, From Candy to Orange Peels [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Food coloring is a tactic the food industry has utilized for decades. From those marshmallows floating in your bowl of milk to brightly colored oranges, even the most common household foods contain ingredients such as Red #40 (the most widely consumed artificial dye) and Yellow #5.

However, the dangers of artificial dyes are often an issue in food safety, with many claiming them to be toxic and a factor to the rise of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in recent years. Curiously enough, many natural colors previously used to color food contained toxins such as mercury, and at the turn of the 20th century, companies began to create synthetic solutions to replace harmful natural dyes.

Unfortunately, these new artificial dyes came with their own set of issues. Colors to Die For breaks down the most common artificial dyes, featuring which countries ban them, which foods they’re found in, and their accompanying health concerns.

Take a peek at the illuminating infographic below.

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