When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.
Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.
Consuming 100 bottles of wine a year probably sounds like a lot, but that is actually, according to a recent report, the average alcohol consumption per person in many wealthy countries. Continue reading… “How the U.S. compares to the world’s booziest nations”
This concrete house turns into an oversized water filter every time it rains. Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on display during Milan Design Week last month, complete with a fake cloud overhead to show it in action. (Photos)
Are American citizens hurting themselves with bad habits? The bottom line is mixed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans are imbibing alcohol and overeating more yet are smoking less (black lines in center graphs).
The new invention could make waste water from toilets safe to drink.
Billionaire, Bill Gates, is funding a new invention that aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.
Some 2.5 million people worldwide die each year from the harmful use of alcohol.
Up to 210,000 Britons will be killed prematurely by alcohol over the next 20 years, with a third of those preventable deaths due to liver disease alone, health experts warned Monday.
Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks for women, and five or more drinks for men, on one occasion.
Thirty-eight million people, about 17% of adults in the U.S. say they binge drink, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Media still depicts smoking and drinking favorably.
Despite severe restrictions on tobacco advertising, youths are still too often exposed to media depicting smoking and drinking in a favorable light, according to one group of doctors.
A quarter of Britons are overweight and alcohol related deaths have doubled.
Nearly a quarter are overweight and the number of alcohol related deaths has more than doubled since the early nineties, the Office for National Statistics revealed. The latest edition of the Social Trends report also reveals that one-in-five men and one-in-seven women over 16 drink more than double the recommended daily allowance of alcohol once a week.
People who both smoke and drink might get a greater reward, making it harder for them to quit.
If drinking and smoking seem inextricably linked, perhaps it’s because in the brain’s pleasure center they actually are.
You’ll be goin’ down after one of these!
The flamboyantly competitive Scottish brewery BrewDog has released Sink the Bismarck!, a “quadruple IPA” that they say is the most alcoholic in the world at 41%. BrewDog had previously earned similar attention last year with their then-record-setting 32% ABV beer, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but rival brewery Schorschbrau just weeks ago (briefly) reclaimed the beer potency title with their Schorschbock, at 40% ABV, prompting Brewdog’s latest counterattack.
Sink the Bismarck!’s 41% ABV renders it more alcoholic than whiskey or vodka. BrewDog has preempted the expected accusations of irresponsibility from British alcohol awareness groups, and explains that the beer should be consumed responsibly, “in spirit-sized measures.”