Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What is a hangover?

The common hangover includes some or all of the following:
  • Headache
  • Poor sense of overall well being
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trembling
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weakness

The most common symptoms are headache, fatigue and dehydration.

Other than the number of drinks consumed, hangovers can be made worse by drinking on an empty stomach, lack of sleep, increased physical activity while drinking, poor health, etc.

Here are some hangover myths/facts:

  • Hair of a dog - myth
  • Burnt toast - myth
  • Black coffee - myth
  • Fried or fatty foods - myth
  • Eggs - fact
  • Bananas - fact
  • Water - fact
  • Fruit juice - fact
  • Painkiller - fact (if non-caffeinated and acetaminophen-free)
  • Over-the counter-remedies - fact (if it is a carbon based product)
  • Time - fact

The best way to avoid a hangover, is of course, not to drink alcohol. There were some researchers who found the following regimen that minimizes the symptoms of a hangover.

  • Eat a full meal before drinking
  • Drink a glass of water before drinking
  • Take multi-vitamins before drinking
  • Drink in moderation
  • Drink a glass of water after every alcohol beverage
  • Take two aspirin and a full glass of water before bed
  • Take two more aspirin and a full glass of water in the morning
  • Take another multi-vitamin in the morning
  • Eat breakfast in the morning


What is Rootbeer?

The English language has lots of words that are used in two or three different ways. For example, the word "cabinet" can mean "storage space in your kitchen" or "a group of folks who advise the president."

Beer is a word with two meanings. It can mean an alcoholic beverage made from cereal grains, or a non-alcoholic beverage flavored by root extracts. Root beer, birch beer and ginger beer are three common forms of this non-alcoholic sort of beer.

In the case of root beer, the flavoring comes from the root of the sassafras tree or the sarsaparilla vine. Originally, the root was brewed like a tea to make an extract, but now it is much easier to buy the extract ready-made.

The root beer extract is mixed with sugar, yeast and water. If this mixture is placed in a tightly sealed bottle, the yeast will generate carbon dioxide at a high enough pressure to carbonate the water. You end up with fizzy, delicious root beer!


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fun Stuffs - 080407

See What Happened To Those Men That Drinks Too Much!!!


Funny Facts - 080407

Early recipes for beer included such ingredients as poppy seeds, mushrooms, aromatics, honey, sugar, bay leaves, butter, bread crumbs and even raw meat!

Women who drink receive about three and one-half percent higher wages than do abstainers.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Singapore Beer - Tiger


Tiger Beer is brewed exclusively and with dedication in Asia since 1932. It has a distinctive and crisp taste. Tiger Beer has done Singapore proud by being its national beer and picked up over 40 accolades and awards to date.

The beer is brewed with Australian malt barley and European hops, which are imported from Germany. The yeast is a unique strain cultured in Holland especially for Tiger Beer.

Tiger Beer is brewed in seven countries and available in over 60 countries worldwide including Europe, USA, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East.

Fun Stuffs

LOOK CAREFULLY!!! Is this tiger a male or a female???
Many friends have really been silly in answering this question and till now, I can still get wrong answers!!!
The answer is... MALE...why??? Because a Tiger is male and a Tigress is female!!! sigh... feels kindof silly eh... :P

French Beer - Kronenbourg 1664

Ahh... my favourite beer of all time... Kronenbourg 1664... This beer was introduced to me by Stephanie, who went to London, UK on a holiday working visa when I just started my university degree.

Kronenbourg 1664 is brewed with a unique hop blend, including aromatic hops from Alcase. The fine bitter, light acidic taste appeals not only to me but to my family as well. Especially my grandma enjoys the fine lasting taste of biterness with a flowery hop aroma and a touch of malt light tannins, when she visits Europe.


Jerome Hatt obtained his master brewer's certificate in 1664 and started up the Canon Brewery in the Place du Corbeau in Strasbourg. His son Claude succeeded his father in the trade in 1683. However, the frequent flooding of the River Ill complelled a move to the higher terrain of Cronenbourg in 1850.

In 1922, the Hatt Brewery changed its name to Tigre Bock, the most well-known brand of the Tiger Brewery it had acquired to become leading brewer in Alsace. Following the Second World War, "Kronenbourg" became the name of the company, and began international expansion.

Originally Kronenbourg brewed ale, but it is now known for lagers. Kronenbourg is the leading brand of beer in France, where it had a 40% market share in 2004.


Meet Beer Chan!!!

I wanted to dedicate a cute picture to a "aeroplane" friend. Hence, I was searching the Internet for a picture of Hello Kitty drinking beer. To my dismay, there was none at all.

However, I came across another character from San-X.

Meet Beer Chan! Beer Chan is a beer fairy. Barm on its head comes off when it gets surprised . Eating Green soybeans is its specialty.

I wonder why it eats soybean since its a beer fairy. Shouldn't it consume barley or something? Hmm.. this sets me thinking...

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