Internet is booming with all kinds of advice. Who doesn’t know the phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? Well, we have no doubt that the people who share this cliché have the best intentions, but the advice itself of course sucks. If life would actually give you a shitload of lemons, would the fabrication of lemonade really be the best thing that came to your mind? Well if you’re five years old maybe, but as an adult that’s just retarded. Not to worry though, we made up 10 great scenario’s you can try when your life path is in fact swamped with sour citrus. When life gives you lemons…
We already gave you some tips and tricks to get rid of your hangover. But every country has its own traditional dishes to make the process go faster. We like to give you a taste of the international anti-hangover cuisine. This time we travel to Central America, Guatemala to be exact. Normally we advise you to enjoy our hangover food with a can of beer, but in this country the can of beer is actually part of the dish. It’s called picocita and the other main ingredient is a mix that can be best described as ceviche (that you might remember from our Peruvian post) without fish. No doubt you’ll be back on your feet in no time with this breakfast.
When under the influence of alcohol it might not be the best idea ever to start wrestling crocodiles. However the alcohol might just be the reason that Stephen Moreen is still alive after a fight with one of these large reptiles this weekend. The 20-year old Australian was attacked by a 2 meter long crocodile in a town called Peppimenarti in the region Northern Territory. Moreen was dragged under water but still managed to survive. Probably cause the alcohol numbed the pain and stopped him from panicking.
In the Western World he is mainly considered a hero. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was in fact the war politician that gave the United Kingdom it’s leading role opposing Nazi Germany in World War II. Together with the American president Franklin Roosevelt and the leader of the Soviet-Union Jozef Stalin he sat on the winners table at the end of the war. Besides that he also won a Nobel price for literature. But the biography of Churchill is not one big success story. In World War I as the British First Lord of Admiralty he was behind the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign. Also his second term as British prime minister is seen as a failure since he desperately tried to keep the British empire intact, often using brutal military force in the colonized lands. It gave him the image of a politician that is at his best when the country is at war but not cut out for times of peace. However we like to remember him in the first place as a great drinker.
Most people will know Gerard Depardieu as that actor with the strong French accent. From his roles as an illegal immigrant in Green Card to the powerful Gaul Obelix in Asterix & Obelix the Frenchman always delivered a more than decent performance. With dozens of top movies on his name few people would suspect that the actor, who was born in 1948, is actually a major drinker. In a shocking interview with the British newspaper the Daily Mirror in September 2014 he claims he can drink up to 14 bottles of wine a day and still not get drunk. Adding to this impressive numbers: “When I’m bored, I drink.”
Ever wonder why some people can hold their liquor extremely well as where others get drunk from a few glasses? Well, we already explained why some Asians get drunk very fast and why alcoholism is such a big problem among American Indians. Now it’s time to tackle another question: why do Jews hardly drink? It’s a bit of a tough one since we are dealing with both a race and a religion. In practice however both of them in many cases go hand in hand. The holy writings of the Jewish religion (or Judaism) the Torah allows alcohol as long as it’s kosher but demands moderation. Besides that many Jews – like East Asians – genetically have a lower tolerance for alcohol, which makes it impossible to drink like for example Caucasians. The question is now if these two facts are related.
From time to time we like to lighten up your day with a joke. This time it’s one about a drunken man coming home to his wife with some explaining to do. Always a good start of course. Enjoy.