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Filipino Researcher Combines Durian and Beer to Make Probiotic Drink


A food technologist from the Philippines has combined durian and alcohol to create a probiotic concoction that’s easily healthier than your usual beer.

Kriza Faye Calumba, who hails from Davao province — home to many of the country’s durian products — says that the probiotic alcohol is the product of her thesis at Louisiana State University, where she obtained her master’s degree on a Fulbright scholarship.

American Company Slammed for Naming Beer After One of the Most Horrific Nuclear Tests in History

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An American beer company has earned criticism for naming a beverage after the location of a series of nuclear tests and human experiments that negatively affected the lives of many inhabitants of the Marshall Islands with claims they are “creating awareness” on the subject.

The Bikini Atoll beer by the Texas-based Manhattan Project Beer Company was named after the massive coral reef in the Marshall Islands, which are located in the central Pacific Ocean​. From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands, displacing inhabitants and leaving many exposed to the resulting high levels of radiation years later. 

Vietnamese Man Pu‌m‌ped With 15 ‌Cans of B‌eer to Save His L‌i‌fe From A‌lcohol ‌Po‌‌i‌so‌‌ning

A man from Vietnam who was ‌d‌‌y‌‌‌i‌n‌g‌ from alcohol p‌oiso‌n‌ing was reportedly saved by doctors after p‌um‌ping 15 cans of ‌be‌er into his stomach.

The man, identified as 48-year-old Nguyen Van Nhat, was rushed to a h‌o‌‌‌s‌p‌i‌t‌a‌l in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri after he was found uncons‌cious on December 25, according to Newsweek. M‌ed‌ical staff at the General Ho‌s‌pi‌tal’s Int‌en‌sive C‌are Unit, led by Dr. Le Van Lam, immediately pu‌m ped three cans of beer into him to slow the liver’s processing of me‌thanol, a dan‌gero‌us type of al‌coh‌ol, to give doctors time to sa‌ve his lif‌e.

Study: The Average Korean Drinks at Least 366 Cans of Beer Each Year

A new study found that Koreans consume 9 liters of alcohol a year per person, which is equivalent to 121 bottles of soju or 366 500 milliliter cans of beer. 

The data was from the study conducted by researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital in Uijeongbu and Inje University, where they found that people over the age of 15 have been consuming 9.14 liters of alcohol as of 2015, according to The Chosunilbo.

Science Confirms Drinking Alcohol Makes it Easier to Speak a Foreign Language

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Alcohol – in moderation – really does help you become more fluent when speaking a foreign language according to British and Dutch researchers who conducted the experiment.

Alcohol can be quite beneficial to someone who aims to be fluent in a certain language, whether it’s Mandarin, Japanese, Dutch, German or French. A pint of beer or even a glass of wine can lower your inhibitions that, in turn, can help you overcome obstacles like nervousness when speaking to people or hesitation, Time reported.

Japan Can Refill Your Beer Faster Than You Can Drink It

A video showing beer-vending girls at a baseball stadium in Japan has many netizens impressed with their refill crew’s amazing skills.  

To keep the intensity high as all the baseball action unfolds, customers at Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Stadium are given their refill of ice cold draft beer with very little distraction so fans don’t have to leave their seats. A team of dedicated beer vendors makes such convenience possible, according to Soranews24.

Video of Chinese Factory Making Budweiser Beer is Seriously Disgusting

Videos featuring a small factory in China producing fake beer are now making the rounds on Chinese social media and it’s grossing everybody out.

The clips, which are earning collective expressions of disgust among netizens, showed counterfeit beer being siphoned into used Budweiser cans in a process that has a complete disregard for hygiene and care for consumers.

New Study Finds That Beer May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Perhaps one of the most dreadful parts of aging is the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. The neurodegenerative disease not only affects the elderly, but also their friends and family.

In Japan, there are reportedly around 4.6 million patients who have dementia and 70% of them are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Because of Japan’s ever aging population, the number shows no signs of slowing down.