What Is a Hangover?

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly? » 1/01/15 11:00am 1/01/15 11:00am

How To Build Your Own Carbonation Rig That Adds Bubbles to Anything

Look, Sodastreams are great for their convenience and ubiquity, but there are some drawbacks. For starters, you can only use them to carbonate water. On top of that, the cost of the replacement CO2 cartridges (which you need to keep yourself "in bubbles") is higher than it needs to be. We've explored other systems… » 1/03/14 5:00pm 1/03/14 5:00pm

A Boy Needed 38 Stitches After a Frozen Soda Can Exploded in His Face

When you want to cool a can of soda (or beer) quickly, what do you do? Stick it in the freezer! Wait a little bit and then boom, bang, icy deliciousness. We all do this. We don't expect the can to explode in our face and cut us up until we need 38 stitches like this poor boy in China. » 8/29/12 11:06pm 8/29/12 11:06pm

Add Bubbles to Any Booze Without Watering It Down

Bubbles are amazing. They seem to make any drink (or bath) more fun, more refreshing. Ever wish you could carbonate your whiskey, or wine, or mixed drink without diluting it with watery, zero-percent-alcohol liquid? The Perlini System by Perlage was built to do just that. Oh hell yes. » 5/11/12 5:00pm 5/11/12 5:00pm

Diet Coke + Mentos + Stupid = Perfection

Tossing Mentos into Diet Coke is one of the oldest tricks in the MEGA CARBONATION EXPLOSION book, one you've seen around here once or twice. But those were major-scale productions. This? This is one man, one hilariously inept projectile. » 5/17/11 4:20pm 5/17/11 4:20pm

Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

Baby Gets Hit By Train, Strolls Away...There's a Hole In My Heart That Can Only Be Filled By—Stem Cells?...Beware Bobbies Bearing BlackBerries...Science Figures Out Why We Break Out Bubbly » 10/16/09 11:00pm 10/16/09 11:00pm

U-Fizz Can Make Any Drink Carbonated, But That Doesn't Mean It Should

Sure, the U-Fizz is a fun little toy. You could make homemade Sprite, orange soda, or experiment with wackier flavors. But this gadget has a dark side: ungodly fizzy creations that anger the soda gods. » 1/17/09 7:00pm 1/17/09 7:00pm