You know what's not a great idea? Doing any type of wiring or electrical work while consuming alcohol. You know what tool you should use to get the job done if you're going to ignore that advice? This bottle opener.
Beer and brick have both been essential to humanity for thousands of years, dual pillars that helped us build the societies we know today. Now, scientists have combined them, fortifying bricks with grains left over from breweries to create bricks that keep a building better insulated. Turns out beer really can keep you warm on a cold day.
To some, beer is something you just swill down while watching football, and flavor is a distant after-thought. But others will sip and savor a beer, picking it apart like a connoisseur of fine wines. Those that comfortably sit in that second category won't think twice about dropping some hard-earned money on a bottle of finely crafted suds. But $200 for a single bottle!? That takes a special kind of person, and it had better be a special kind of beer.
While there are thousands of "best places to live" lists, hardly any of them focus on the world's most important population segment: Americans under 35. The Livability Index, compiled by Vocativ, a new Vice-esque site, measures cities in the only ways that really matter: from the percentage of young people, to the number of vintage shops, to the cost of an ounce of high-quality weed.
Our kitchens have become a warzone for beverage makers battling to get their drink dispensing appliances on our counters. Pod-based coffeemakers and soda carbonators have taken an early lead, but now Heineken’s decided to enter the fray with a sleek beer dispenser called The Sub that promises to chill your suds to two degrees celsius—or about four degrees colder than your fridge can.
The government shutdown is killing dozens of beloved science programs? Whatever. Now it’s causing a massive outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella? Who cares? Wait, what’s that? It’s standing between you and the delicious beer you would be drinking? ALARM! PROTEST! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!
Imagine: your wife begins to think you’re a closet alcoholic, so she purchases a breathalyzer to test your blood alcohol content (BAC) throughout the day. Your doctors concur with her assessment, thinking you’re sneaking off into dark corners to imbibe without the judging eyes of the world to condemn you. The only problem, you really haven’t been drinking. All of the begging and pleading in the world won’t convince anyone. After all, you’re constantly drunk.