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Wives Tales that are the Real Deal #6: Hair of the Dog

August 31, 2014 1 min read

This is a myth/wives tale that has been told to just about every hung-over person: The best way to cure a hangover is "hair of the dog". The full expression is "the hair of the dog that bit you", meaning drinking the alcohol that got you drunk the night before. I get sick to my stomach just thinking about having a swig of the booze that got me drunk, but it is supposed to work. It does so by getting you a little bit drunk again, essentially taking your mind off the aching and pounding that consumes your body. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="770"] Source: neworleans.com[/caption] This remedy is just a very short-term one, as it will only work until the booze wears off. It's time to seriously hydrate just to survive the day. Here are a few more hangover remedies to try:
  • Gatorade
  • Coffee
  • Greasy food
  • Dry toast or crackers
  • Aspirin
  • Exercise (if you're man enough)
  • Sex (as if…)
Best way to deal with a hangover: don't get drunk the night before, genius!    
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Resources:http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/full-moons-cheese-nightmares-7-3833689, http://listverse.com/2013/03/04/10-old-wives-tales-that-are-true/

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