1.) Lines on the red “solo” cups are intended for measuring alcohol.
Let’s start off with this list with one you probably hear at every function serving alcohol. Now, the lines do make it convenient, given that the measurements are accurate. The bottom line is about one ounce, the middle line is about five ounces, and the top line is about twelve ounces. Unfortunately, the myth stating that these lines were intended for liquor, wine, and beer was debunked by the company. Don’t worry though, that wont stop us from using them how we please! Here is the picture put out by the Solo company on the matter.
2.) One beer, one glass of wine, or one shot?
Here is a great question – Out of these three drinks, which one will get you more buzzed? Go ahead, take a guess. I’ll wait…done then? The answer is all three! A 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine and a 1-ounce shot of 40% liquor all have around the same intoxicating power. This is a big part of the reason why we here at Vodka for Breakfast prefer shooters over shots.
3.) Cure your hangover by drinking more!
This one may seem like common sense, but I still hear it way too often. Here at Vodka for Breakfast, we appreciate a good mimosa in the morning, but the fact is, if you just keep drinking you’re just delaying the inevitable hang over. Given that staying constantly drunk for the rest of your life isn’t an option for most people, just try water and maybe an aspirin.
4.) Need to sober up? Drink coffee!
This myth was widely spread by Hollywood. You see it in movies all the time – the protagonist needs to be alert in 10 minutes after drinking for the last six hours? Give them a large coffee and sober them up! The fact of the matter is that alcohol dissipates from the body at about .015% BAC per hour. So, while coffee may give you energy, all you can do is wait.
5.) Got pulled over? Suck on some pennies!
No one wants drunk drivers on the road, but occasionally you may find yourself driving home from a function where you may have overindulged. Unfortunately, copper is not magical, and there is less than 2% copper in modern pennies, anyway. Even things like mints, batteries, and smoking may cover the odor of alcohol, but they will not have any effect on your blood alcohol concentration. Best solution? Be the life of the party and no one will want you to leave!
6.) Alcohol kills brain cells.
Studies have shown that when it comes to the life cycle of brain cells, alcohol actually has no effect! Be warned, because while consumption may not damage brain cells, breaking a glass bottle over your head for $10 definitely will. So, maybe don’t do that? Also – bonus fact – reading posts by Vodka for Breakfast increases brain cell growth by 1000%! It’s true – you can google it!
7.) Liquor before beer…
That’s right, everyone’s favorite saying isn’t as accurate as you may think. Mixing different types of alcohol in any order doesn’t inherently make you any more sick, nor does it make you any more drunk. Now, if you drink several different types of mixers may upset your stomach, but the order and types have no effect. Feel free to mix it up!
There you have it! 7 of the most common alcohol myths, debunked! We here at Vodka for Breakfast hope you all feel just a little bit smarter today. So go out and share this wonderful knowledge with the world!