St. Patrick’s Day is on a Monday this year, which means next week is going to be pretty rough for some 46 percent of us American adults. According to estimates from The Motley Fool, we’ll spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $245 million on booze on Paddy’s Day alone. That’s potential cause for one big hangover on Tuesday. So how are we going to cope?
Vocativ is known for finding stories within data, but this week we decided to do a deep-dive IRL. We sent Sam Matthews into the wild to field-test four of the most well-known hangover “cures” out there. The results were mixed: Some actually made the hangover worse, and only one treated all three hangover symptoms (dehydration, nausea and headache)—too bad it costs $250 per use. Like the common cold and heartbreak, the eggheads at Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline still have a bit more homework to do before they get this problem licked.
Watch and enjoy!
NOTE #1: Alcoholism is no joke. If you (or a loved one) feel like you may have a problem, please seek help immediately.
NOTE #2: Despite his performance in this video, Sam Matthews is a respected member of the Vocativ staff and the human family. He pays his taxes and is nice to old people and children.