Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats

Cats and dogs both lap up liquids with their tongues, but new research describes in detail why dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers. » 11/25/14 7:40am 11/25/14 7:40am

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

You may pride yourself on your ability to hold your alcohol, but would you sip on vino infused with snakes and scorpions? How about a tonic of three-day-old mice? Here are some of the weirdest alcoholic drinks we've come across. Some sound delicious, while others you'd have to be drunk to down. » 6/01/13 3:00pm 6/01/13 3:00pm

Everything you need to know about alcohol for your St. Patrick's Day…

Whether you're already three sheets to the wind or abstaining from booze this St. Patrick's Day, get to know a little bit more about the wet and intoxicating stuff. We've collected some of our favorite posts about the science, social science, and history of alcohol, so you'll have more to say about your beer aside… » 3/17/13 7:30am 3/17/13 7:30am

Gimli-inspired beer helmet lets you binge drink like a Dwarf

If you love the convenience of the hands-free, dual beverage drinking hat, but you prefer tankards to plastic cups, Instructables user DucttapeNinja explains how to convert an ordinary drinking helmet into a medieval helm worthy of a true beer guzzling warrior. » 10/27/12 10:30am 10/27/12 10:30am

People with tattoos drink more alcohol than their friends, say…

Although tattoos and body piercings have gone mainstream, they still carry a connotation of risky behavior. And a new study suggests this stereotype is borne out in the drinking habits of those who modify their bodies: they drink more alcohol than their friends with undecorated skins. » 4/17/12 3:20pm 4/17/12 3:20pm

Iron Age Europe was all about beer drinking and "competitive feasting"

It turns out Europe 2,600 years ago was pretty much exactly like one big college frat, with social elites vying for power and influence by throwing the most kickass parties - complete with lots of free beer. » 3/20/12 9:30am 3/20/12 9:30am

Watch drunken monkeys steal cocktails from Caribbean beach resorts

On the West Indies island of St. Kitts, vervet monkeys prowl the beaches, snagging sugary cocktails from unsuspecting beach-goers. The BBC's Weird Science captured these booze hound primates in their not-so-native state. And there's a method to their videographing madness besides filming stumbling furry alcoholics;… » 2/25/12 9:00am 2/25/12 9:00am

Brain chemistry may explain why men are more likely to become alcoholics

Men are up to twice as likely to become alcoholics than women, and a new study indicates that this propensity may be tied to dopamine production. Researchers found that men's brains are hardwired to release more dopamine when consuming booze. » 10/18/10 11:10am 10/18/10 11:10am

Why you get laid more often when you drink beer

A team of intrepid researchers ventured out into the bars of London with laptops and breathalizers to figure out why people who are drunk have sex with people they don't find attractive when sober. » 8/20/10 12:38pm 8/20/10 12:38pm

The Drunk Driving Curse Of Lost Examined

What is it with the stars of TV's Lost constantly getting nabbed for drunk driving? Is it yet another curse of the mysterious Island, or are conditions so boring in Hawaii that the actors just sit around with a bottle in hand when they aren't filming? » 11/26/07 3:15pm 11/26/07 3:15pm