Sep 30, 2010|
Puerto Ricans swear by this one: Rub a slice of lemon in the pit of your drinking arm to reduce sweating. To us, it sounds more like a cheap option for deodorant. But hey, if it makes us smell better the morning after we’re all for it.
Don’t be surprised the next time you drop by a Russian sauna to find grown men beating each others’ backs with leafy birch sticks. It’s a popular local hangover cure, and the idea is simply to work up even more of a sweat. Take that, yoga studios.
The Saline Hook-Up
Particularly popular in China (where folks demand it for the slightest headache), restoring vital salts and fluids via a saline drip into the arm strikes us as mightily lazy (just buy some 100 Plus and be done with it already!).
Hair of the Dog
A colloquial English expression for drinking more alcohol to lessen the effects of the night before, this “remedy” has several centuries of pedigree. Essentially, it’s just an excuse to start drinking Bloody Marys at 11am on a Sunday.