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  • Hey, there's somethin' I've been meanin'

  • to say to you for years.

  • Love you. (hiccups)

  • So whether you agree with it or not,

  • alcohol is a big part of our society.

  • Many of us enjoy it responsibly,

  • and others not so much.

  • Woo! Keg stand!

  • Weekend warriors, I'm lookin' at you,

  • but with its popularity comes a lot

  • of misunderstandings and falsehoods

  • that get spread around.

  • Well, in this video, I'm going to take the seven

  • most commonly believed myths that you

  • likely still believe about alcohol

  • and explain the truth behind them.

  • And a lot of these are gonna be useful for you guys,

  • from hangover cures to what alcohol gets

  • you drunk the fastest, we're covering it all.

  • Let's drown some booze-fueled falsehoods

  • and see what we remember in the morning.

  • This is "Seven Myths You Still Believe about Alcohol".

  • Aspirin before drinking prevents hangovers.

  • For as long as there have been hangovers,

  • there have been false hangover cures.

  • This first one claims that by taking a pain killer

  • like ibuprofen or aspirin before a heavy

  • night of drinking, it will reduce or prevent that awful feeling you get the next morning.

  • No. No.

  • First of all, no matter how weak they seem,

  • no pain killer should ever be taken

  • when they're not needed.

  • Drugs are bad, m-kay?

  • Secondly, ibuprofen relieves pain for three

  • to four hours, aspirin closer to four hours,

  • so if you take it the night before, how could

  • it help the next morning?

  • In addition, these pills can actually cause liver inflammation and erode stomach lining when combined with alcohol

  • so avoiding it when you're drinking is definitely best.

  • In the end, taking pain killers before drinking

  • does nothing for a hangover.

  • Eating before bed will prevent hangovers.

  • Speaking of preventing a hangover,

  • after a night of drinking, many people

  • turn to a late-night snack.

  • You know, often the greasy burger or pizza,

  • under the belief that eating it will go a long way to stop a hangover the next morning.

  • Hey, who's goin' down for Domino's?

  • (hiccup) Yum!

  • Sadly, this is yet again, a myth,

  • a delicious myth, but nonetheless, a myth.

  • Regardless of how greasy or absorbent

  • the food consumed is, it's simply taken in too late.

  • The alcohol's already absorbed into your system

  • long before that late-night snack.

  • So next time, be smart and eat before you drink.

  • I mean, you'll still get drunk as normal, but it will

  • help slow down the alcohol absorption.

  • High tolerance means it takes more to get drunk.

  • We all have that friend or family member,

  • you know exactly who I'm talking about.

  • Bro, I can drink, like, a whole 24-pack in a night, Bro.

  • Bro.

  • Yes, that friend or family member who says

  • that they have a high tolerance and can

  • outdrink others or claims that it takes

  • more alcohol to get them drunk,

  • but is there any truth to it?

  • Well, no.

  • Tolerance towards alcohol does exist,

  • but it doesn't change the amount that it takes to get you legally drunk.

  • All that it means is that it takes more alcohol

  • than normal to make you feel drunk.

  • So It's best that if you're one of those high-tolerance individuals that

  • you remember this before operating a vehicle

  • or any type of other machinery.

  • Mixing energy drinks with alcohol

  • makes you drunk faster.

  • It's becoming more and more popular for people to order an energy drink with their alcohol.

  • In fact, there are some energy drinks that you can buy right now in the liquor store with alcohol mixed in them.

  • Well, when you think about how you get

  • a buzz off of drinking alcohol and get a rush

  • from energy drinks, it's easy to assume

  • combining the two will create an upcharged beverage,

  • and this is actually widely believed.

  • However, all the energy drink does is hide

  • the effects of alcohol that make you sluggish.

  • It does not change the amount that you

  • need to get drunk or how drunk you truly are,

  • though it has been known to lead to people

  • not realizing how much they can handle and over drinking.

  • Dude, you drank like an entire bottle of tequila.

  • No, it's cool, Bro, I had a Red Bull.

  • I'm fine. (hiccups)

  • Dark beer is stronger than light beer.

  • Since darker beers look thicker and obviously

  • well, darker, it's commonly believed that

  • they also come with a larger amount of calories,

  • more carbs and a higher alcohol content.

  • However, unless it's been specifically added,

  • and thus posted on the bottle's label,

  • a darker beer does not mean a stronger drink.

  • Beer's color is used on the type of grain

  • used to make it, and thus is not a good indicator of how much alcohol is in it.

  • In fact, certain dark beers actually have less alcohol in them and contain fewer calories than light beers.

  • One drink an hour will not get you drunk.

  • It's a very common belief that limiting

  • yourself to a single drink every 60 minutes

  • will translate into your ability to legally

  • drive and thus not be drunk one hour after your last drink,

  • but this is a very, very dangerous myth.

  • For one thing, men and women are built differently.

  • While it may take one length of time for a man to metabolize alcohol,

  • it often takes significantly longer for the average

  • woman to do the same, based on different physiologies.

  • And, according to doctors, the average

  • rate of alcohol metabolism is 100 milligrams

  • per kilogram of body weight per hour.

  • This means that a 320-pound man could

  • consume 14 grams of alcohol, which is

  • the standard amount in a 12-ounce can of beer,

  • and metabolize it in a 60-minute period.

  • But, this also means that anyone who

  • weighs less needs more time,

  • so if you're not 320 pounds, you might want to rethink this myth.

  • Beer before liquor, never sicker.

  • Let's close this video out with one of the most common poems to ever be recited.

  • Beer before liquor, never been sicker.

  • Liquor before beer, you're in the clear.

  • The idea is if you have a few shots

  • of hard liquor and then switch to beer,

  • your body will handle it a lot better

  • than if you drank them the other way around.

  • But, is there any truth to that?

  • Well, if you believe that, you're like a lot

  • of other people, but the truth is everything

  • comes down to how much alcohol that you consume.

  • No matter what alcoholic beverage you're

  • drinking, if you drink too many too fast,

  • you're gonna get sick.

  • The only difference is how much alcohol each type of drink contains.

  • So pace yourselves, people.

  • And that's all for this video, guys.

  • Remember to subscribe to my channel

  • so that you can catch my next video,

  • and other than that, I will see you guys next time.

  • Take care of yourselves, and be safe.

  • Peace.

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