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15th Mar '17 10:30:56 AM Leporidae
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* The first book of the Literature/ArtemisFowl series begins with the titular protagonist offering to cure an alcoholic sprite of her addiction & never ending hangover in exchange for information. The end result is "a hundred years of alcohol leaving the body by any means possible."
--> "-a little shot of man-made magic. [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine A virus that feeds on alcohol]], mixed with a growth reagent. It will flush every drop of rice wine from your body, remove the dependence and even bolster your failing liver. It'll be messy, but after a day you'll be [[OurFairiesAreDifferent zipping around as though you were a thousand years old again]]."
14th Jan '17 10:14:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' has a [[ChekhovsBoomerang particularly useful one]]. All it takes is an egg, some pepper, and [[HairOfTheDog the hair of the dog that bit you]]. Dangerous if mixed, and surprisingly so for a LucasArts game.

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* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' has a [[ChekhovsBoomerang particularly useful one]]. All it takes is an egg, some pepper, and [[HairOfTheDog the hair of the dog that bit you]]. Dangerous if mixed, and surprisingly so for a LucasArts Creator/LucasArts game.
14th Dec '16 11:46:30 AM WhosAsking
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* An easier to obtain way of getting rid of a hangover is to get a cup, fill it about a little over 2/3rds of the way with tomato juice. Then pepper the hell out of the surface with Tobasco sauce. Horrible taste, horrible after-effects (be prepared to spend a while in the restroom) but it gets rid of your hangover fast.

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* An easier to obtain way of getting rid of a hangover is to get a cup, fill it about a little over 2/3rds of the way with tomato juice. Then pepper the hell out of the surface with Tobasco Tabasco sauce. Horrible taste, horrible after-effects (be prepared to spend a while in the restroom) but it gets rid of your hangover fast.fast.
** There's a kind of ''ceviche'' (a Latin American raw fish preparation) meant to have this kind of effect. It's known as ''vuelve a la vida'' ("return to life") and is typically prepared in a very spicy tomato-based sauce.
14th Dec '16 8:29:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/BroadwayDannyRose'': The Danny Rose Formula, which includes two aspirins, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, goat cheese, and chicken fat. No one knows how it works, but it's an instant cure.
19th Nov '16 9:25:55 PM DarkHunter
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* The "Wake-Up Juice" from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''. This is an actual legit drink, the Bull Shot, a variant on the well-known Bloody Mary. It consists of one ounce of club soda, two ounces of beef broth, one ounce of tomato juice, one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice, three dashes of Tabasco-Habanero sauce, and some dried garlic. It immediately causes the Doc to holler and rush to the nearby water trough without waking up. Explanation? "That's just a reflex reaction. He won't be awake for another 10 minutes."
** Though this was used to wake him up, and he apparently had a headache afterward.

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* The "Wake-Up Juice" from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''. This is an actual legit drink, the Bull Shot, a variant on the well-known Bloody Mary. It consists of one ounce of club soda, two ounces of beef broth, one ounce of tomato juice, one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, quarter of a teaspoon of lemon juice, three dashes of Tabasco-Habanero sauce, and some dried garlic. It immediately causes the Doc to holler and rush to the nearby water trough without waking up. Explanation? "That's just a reflex reaction. He won't be awake for another 10 minutes."
** Though this was used to
" Doc does wake him up, and he apparently had up a headache afterward.few minutes later, with a headache.
23rd Aug '16 2:42:13 PM margdean56
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* In the ComicBook/{{Asterix}} comic book ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', Asterix and Obelix unintentionally invent an extremely powerful Hideous Hangover Cure (it should be mentioned that its ingredients included ''soap and a full chicken with all its feathers'' ) for the Roman family they are temporarily serving as slaves. (They just had planned to cook up something inedible to be... fired isn't the right word, but you know what I mean.) In the last page of the comic the narrator states that this potion induced Romans to drink in excess without regard for consequences, thus contributing to the decline of their Empire.
** How hideous is the cure, would you ask ? Well, its effects include the subject taking changing colors, belching flames, and roaring while foaming at the mouth, then belching soap bubbles for some time afterwards (Obélix finds it [[ExtremeOmnivore bland]]).

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* In the ComicBook/{{Asterix}} comic book ''Asterix and the Laurel Wreath'', Asterix and Obelix unintentionally invent an extremely powerful Hideous Hangover Cure (it should be mentioned that its ingredients included ''soap and a full chicken with all its feathers'' ) for the Roman family they are temporarily serving as slaves. (They had just had planned to cook up something inedible to be... fired isn't the right word, but you know what I mean.) In the last page of the comic the narrator states that this potion induced Romans to drink in excess without regard for consequences, thus contributing to the decline of their Empire.
** How hideous is the cure, would you ask ? may ask? Well, its effects include the subject taking changing colors, belching flames, and roaring while foaming at the mouth, then belching soap bubbles for some time afterwards (Obélix finds it [[ExtremeOmnivore bland]]).
7th Aug '16 6:35:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Deadlands}}'' Classic had a small spell (termed a "trick") named ''coffin varnish'' that [[CardSharp Hucksters]] could use to conjure a thick, black liquid reminiscent of [[BadToTheLastDrop two-day old coffee mixed with a small amount of corn starch and kerosene]]. Sure, ItTastesLikeFeet, but it does help with hangovers.

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* ''{{Deadlands}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' Classic had a small spell (termed a "trick") named ''coffin varnish'' that [[CardSharp Hucksters]] could use to conjure a thick, black liquid reminiscent of [[BadToTheLastDrop two-day old coffee mixed with a small amount of corn starch and kerosene]]. Sure, ItTastesLikeFeet, but it does help with hangovers.
14th Jul '16 11:00:43 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Utawarerumono}}'': Oboro accepts a hangover cure from village medic Eruruu. There isn't any buildup or indication of a gag, but the poor man's expression after throwing it back, along with the fact that it gives him convulsions and nearly kills him makes it fall squarely under this trope. He even forces her to add something to make it taste sweeter.

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* ''{{Utawarerumono}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'': Oboro accepts a hangover cure from village medic Eruruu. There isn't any buildup or indication of a gag, but the poor man's expression after throwing it back, along with the fact that it gives him convulsions and nearly kills him makes it fall squarely under this trope. He even forces her to add something to make it taste sweeter.
1st Jul '16 10:48:34 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric needs Culmus to sober up in a hurry during ''Literature/AMagesPower'', because there's a RescueArc they need to get started on. So he takes Culmus to [[MadScientist Captain Hasina]] who has been experimenting with just such a remedy. It makes Culmus cough up blood, experience seizures, and would likely have killed him if Hasina didn't step in with WhiteMagic. Despite that, he is awake, sober and ready to fight in a few hours.



* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested four sober-up-quick methods: black coffee, vigorous exercise, dunking the head in ice water, and being slapped in the face. While they didn't show the breathalyzer results, exercise and the slap did cause improvements on the hand-eye coordination test. (Those two tests also provided some hysterical high-speed footage.)
** Oddly enough, the only cure close enough to qualify for this trope was the black coffee. Which doesn't seem anywhere near as bad as some of the other 'cures'.
*** Have you ever tried running on a treadmill while drunk? Anything short of eating nails would be more pleasant.
*** As evidenced by Adam, who fell over, managed to right himself, and ''tried to get back on the treadmill''.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested four sober-up-quick methods: black coffee, vigorous exercise, dunking the head in ice water, and being slapped in the face. While they didn't show the breathalyzer results, exercise and the slap did cause improvements on the hand-eye coordination test. (Those two tests also provided some hysterical high-speed footage.)
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) Oddly enough, the only cure close enough to qualify for this trope was the black coffee. Which doesn't seem anywhere near as bad as some of the other 'cures'.
*** Have you ever tried running on a treadmill while drunk? Anything short of eating nails would be more pleasant.
*** As evidenced by Adam, who fell over, managed to right himself, and ''tried to get back on the treadmill''.
7th Jun '16 1:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Sten}} The Court of a Thousand Suns]]'' by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch, the hero gets drunk with his boss, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Eternal Emperor]], who then sobers them up with "Angelo stew."

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* In ''[[{{Sten}} ''[[Literature/{{Sten}} The Court of a Thousand Suns]]'' by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch, the hero gets drunk with his boss, the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Eternal Emperor]], who then sobers them up with "Angelo stew."
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