drinks

Eight Stubborn Alcohol Myths, Debunked By Science

The act of drinking alcohol is surrounded by myths. Whether it’s the idea you can trick breathalysers or the suggestion that caffeine sobers you up, let’s debunk some of these misconceptions so we can actually enjoy our drinks.


Open A Wine Bottle With A Knife And Keep The Cork Intact

Got a wine bottle but no corkscrew? CrazyRussianHacker shows you how to use a knife to remove the cork while keeping it in one piece to recork the bottle.


Leave Soft Drink Bottles Out In The Cold To Make Your Own Slurpees

Live in one of those parts of Australia where the temperature regularly drops below zero? (Hi Canberra!) Make the most of it by turning soft drink into a slurpee without the use of a freezer.


This Video Shows What Caffeine Does To Your Brain And How Much Is Safe

Caffeine is a fascinating drug, one that many of us enjoy via coffee, tea and other products. This video from the American Chemical Society is a quick look on how caffeine actually affects our bodies and how much is a safe dose.


Australian Alcohol Report: A Nation Of Lightweights Or Pissheads?

Australia fosters (Foster’s?) a reputation as a nation of beer-loving swagmen called Bruce. Along with the Irish and Russians, there are few nations on Earth that can match an Aussie drink-for-drink. However, a new report from the World Health Organisation shows that we’re not nearly as hard drinking as we think we are. In fact, Australia didn’t even crack the top ten. Strewth!


This Wine Calculator Tells You How Many Bottles To Buy For Your Party

If you’re hosting a dinner party (or any party) and want a few bottles of wine on-hand, this calculator from VinePair tells you how many bottles to buy based on the number of people coming and whether you’ll have other drinks available.


I Drink Instant Coffee And I Am Not Ashamed

My working day is fuelled by hot drinks and pity. The hot drinks come from the kettle in our office kitchen, and the pity comes from my colleagues when they see me making yet another cup of instant coffee.


Add Lemon To Green Tea For An Even Healthier Drink

Green tea is an amazing elixir. You might be able to reap even more health benefits from your cup of green tea by adding lemon, according to a few studies.


Turn A 99 Cent Container Into A Car Drink Holder

The IKEA Bygel container is a small mountable storage unit designed to hold kitchen utensils. It can also be used as a makeshift drink holder if your car is too old and crappy to have an inbuilt version.


The Best Drinks For Fixing Health Problems

After exercising, chocolate milk is best. Ginger tea helps with nausea, sore throat and motion sickness. Different drinks work well for different situations and Greatist has a fantastic post rounding up what you should drink in any situation.