So you had fun last night. You wake up with the headache from hell. You’re dehydrated, tired, and hungry. After a wild night, it’s time to deal with that hangover. If you’re suffering from bad hangovers, we’ve got you covered. Try these strange and unlikely cures from around the world and you might just find they actually work.
#1. Russia’s raw eggs in salty water
The best vodka in the world comes from Russia, and its no surprise the Russians are experts in chugging down their own product to warm up in their frigid winters. To counteract the effect of their colorless and potent liquor, they have concocted their own hangover remedy in the form of raw eggs in salty water.
The cysteine in eggs processes the alcoholic byproduct metabolized by the liver, which then turns into the antioxidant glutathione that rids our body of toxins. Meanwhile, the fatty acids in eggs help coat our stomach lining to protect it from the corroding effects of alcohol. Mix a couple of raw eggs in salty water to taste, knock it down in one go, and wait for recovery.
#2. Poland swears by pickle juice
Poles love their beer. They also love their hangover cure in the form of pickle juice for a morning-after pick-me-up containing vinegar, sodium, and water to restore the body’s electrolytes and rehydrate the system after a night out on the town.
#3. Turkey recommends olive oil
The Mediterranean country abounds in olive trees, and what better way to recuperate from a Raki hangover than to chug Turkey’s fourth largest export – olive oil. The fatty olive fruit extract works to coat the stomach lining to prevent inflammation and lessen the effects of alcohol absorption.
#4. Peru’s Leche de Tigre
This tiger milk hangover cure sounds positively fierce. Its made up of lime juice, garlic, chillies, coriander, onion, salt, pepper, and fish or shrimp. It has another side-effect however: its a known Peruvian aphrodisiac. So if you’re planning a special date with your partner after a night of binge drinking, this concoction is for you.
#5. U.S. drinkers prefer a pre-drink made of prickly pear cactus extract
According to a study undertaken at New Orleans’ Tulane Health Sciences Center, an extract derived from the Opuntia, or prickly pear cactus, taken just before copious alcohol intake can prevent a hangover from taking hold by restoring the body’s blood sugar levels that tend to drop after excessive drinking. One downside: it will do nothing about the dizziness or pounding headache afterwards. You’ll need an aspirin for that.
#6. Japan’s little red Umeboshi
Too much sake the night before can ruin your Zen mode the day after. Luckily for the Japanese, they can turn to their Umeboshi, pickled sour plums that rid them of nausea, while regulating their digestion and liver functions.
What are your favorite holiday hangover cures?
15 Hot Mugshots That Deserve To Be On The Cover Of Vogue Magazine
Too cute to commit a crime? Think again!
Having a criminal record is often seen as a big turn-off for most people, especially for potential employers looking forward to hire people for their companies. Or for single individuals hoping to find love.
Still, the charms of these law-breaking individuals can be difficult to resist. They look better off having a model photoshoot than a mugshot for a police record. However, they have violated certain laws and so they had to pay for it.
Check out these criminal mugshots and try to decide who’s the hottest among them all:
#1. Meagan Simmons
12 Stupid News Headlines That Will Make You Facepalm
Epic journalism fails!
With all the bad news we're getting everyday, reading the news can usually be an unpleasant experience. This is exactly the reason why I have avoided making it a morning habit. I do not want to feel stressed out early in the day so I just try to catch up at a different time.
There are instances, however, when reading the headline alone can be enough to give you a headache. Sometimes you couldn’t help but do a double take just to make sure that you read something right.
Apologies in advance, dear reader, but if you will check out the headline pictures we’ve compiled below, then you’ll likely get a migraine attack. Or you’ll probably die laughing with how dumb and hilarious they actually are.
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This “Tiny Dancers” Comedy Skit Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See Today
I couldn’t quit laughing! LOL
Performing at the Warsaw Lions Club 56th Annual Minstrel Show, three fathers were introduced together as “The Tiny Dancers.” And the audience wasn’t prepared for what these dudes had in store. It was totally hilarious!
The 6-minute skit definitely became a big hit not only among those in attendance but also those who later discovered the video on YouTube.
Disguised as midgets while wearing sewn-together shirts and pants, the three guys brought the house down with their well-choreographed performance and epic facial expressions.