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9th Apr '18 11:23:54 AM Omeganian
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*** In Russia, the classic is cucumber brine.
27th Feb '18 8:14:51 PM Alexfermi
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* ''WesternAnimation / RickandMorty'': In one episode, after waking up from a night of heavy drinking (even by his standards), Rick mixes some chemicals he had in his coat and uses a tiny alien head-like lump that spits pink goo into his eyes, rendering him completely recovered. Since he seems to have done this several times before, it doesn't qualify as a dubious cure, but applying it still looks somewhat unsettling.

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* ''WesternAnimation / RickandMorty'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Rick and Morty}}'': In one episode, after waking up from a night of heavy drinking (even by his standards), Rick mixes some chemicals he had in his coat and uses a tiny alien head-like lump that spits pink goo into his eyes, rendering him completely recovered. Since he seems to have done this several times before, it doesn't qualify as a dubious cure, but applying it still looks somewhat unsettling.
27th Feb '18 8:09:35 PM Alexfermi
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* ''Western Animation / Rick and Morty'': In one episode, after waking up from a night of heavy drinking (even by his standards), Rick mixes some chemicals he had in his coat and uses a tiny alien head-like lump that spits pink goo into his eyes, rendering him completely recovered. Since he seems to have done this several times before, it doesn't qualify as a dubious cure, but applying it still looks somewhat unsettling.

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* ''Western Animation ''WesternAnimation / Rick and Morty'': RickandMorty'': In one episode, after waking up from a night of heavy drinking (even by his standards), Rick mixes some chemicals he had in his coat and uses a tiny alien head-like lump that spits pink goo into his eyes, rendering him completely recovered. Since he seems to have done this several times before, it doesn't qualify as a dubious cure, but applying it still looks somewhat unsettling.
27th Feb '18 8:07:10 PM Alexfermi
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* ''Western Animation / Rick and Morty'': In one episode, after waking up from a night of heavy drinking (even by his standards), Rick mixes some chemicals he had in his coat and uses a tiny alien head-like lump that spits pink goo into his eyes, rendering him completely recovered. Since he seems to have done this several times before, it doesn't qualify as a dubious cure, but applying it still looks somewhat unsettling.
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10th Feb '18 5:38:06 PM SquibbyJ
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** For reference, to make a Prarie Oyster, 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 Tabasco sauce. Horrible taste, horrible after-effects (be prepared to spend a while in the restroom) but it gets rid of your hangover fast.



* 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 Tabasco sauce. Horrible taste, horrible after-effects (be prepared to spend a while in the restroom) but it gets rid of your hangover 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.

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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 Tabasco 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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There's a kind of ''ceviche'' (a Latin American raw fish preparation) meant to have this kind of effect.be a quick fix to any hangover. It's known as ''vuelve a la vida'' ("return to life") and is typically prepared in a very spicy tomato-based sauce.
3rd Jan '18 3:18:00 AM WhosAsking
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* ''Water'' is touted by the health sciences community as being the best thing for a hangover, the argument being that the splitting headache is a result of massive dehydration. Some take aspirin along with their water. However, dehydration is only one of the reasons to hangover headache, the other being toxic action of acetaldehyde, the alcohol metabolite. So rehydration only lowers the headache, but does not remove it completely. This is why you include the pain reliever. Consult a doctor -- or at least someone vaguely familiar with basic medicine -- to choose which one.
** IV fluids and vitamins also seem fairly popular. The most popular IV fluid is pre-mixed 0.9% normal saline with 5% dextrose (AKA glucose), maybe with a small amount of added potassium (although solutions with that last in it must be run in a lot slower, not least because it stings like hell going in the vein).

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* ''Water'' is touted by the health sciences community as being the best thing for a hangover, the argument being that the splitting headache is a result of massive dehydration. Some take aspirin along with their water. However, dehydration is only one of the reasons to hangover headache, the other being toxic action of acetaldehyde, the alcohol metabolite. So rehydration only lowers the headache, but does not remove it completely. This is why you include the pain reliever. Consult a doctor -- or doctor—or at least someone vaguely familiar with basic medicine -- to medicine—to choose which one.
** IV fluids and vitamins also seem fairly popular. The most popular IV fluid is pre-mixed 0.9% normal saline with [=D5W=]—a solution of 5% dextrose (AKA glucose), maybe glucose)—maybe with a small amount of added potassium (although solutions with that last in it must be run in a lot slower, not least because it stings like hell going in the vein).vein). Another popular choice is Ringer's Lactate (interchangeably known as Lactated Ringer's or Hartmann's Solution). This uses various electrolytes (sodium lactate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, etc.) instead of dextrose. Each works differently; [=D5W=] is meant to replace lost nutrients whereas Ringer's Lactate helps with blood chemistry.
** In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Cuddy catches Thirteen attempting to recover from a night of debauchery with some sort of self-administered IV solution.
** Also featured in an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.



* A solution practice by medical professionals (but only amongst themselves). 1 liter Hartmann's Solution delivered intravenously! Hartmann's solution (known as Lactated Ringer's in the States, or sodium lactate solution) is basically isotonic salt water that rehydrates and replaces mineral salts in one go and the only cure listed that involves needles.
** In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Cuddy catches Thirteen attempting to recover from a night of debauchery with some sort of self-administered IV solution, which may have been that one.
** Also featured in an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
30th Nov '17 8:19:26 AM StFan
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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 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, you may ask? Well, its effects include the subject changing colors, belching flames, and roaring while foaming at the mouth, then belching soap bubbles for some time afterwards (Obélix finds it [[ExtremeOmnivore bland]]).
* From ''ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|Zap Gun for Hire}}'', there's "Thank Prime", a mixture that we never learn the ingredients for[[note]]Although the assembled ingredients include ice, mustard, a lemon, an oil can, a bottle with a skull and crossbones on it, and Elmer's Glue. See here: http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070828 [[/note]], but it's apparently ultra-effective, instantaneously curing a hivemind-sized hangover with no side-effects... its taste is never brought up. Of course, the first one to drink it was so hung over he was hoping it would be poison.

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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'' ) feathers'') for the Roman family they are temporarily serving as slaves. (They had just planned to cook up something inedible to be... fired isn't the right word, but you know what I we 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.
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Empire. How hideous is the cure, you may ask? Well, its effects include the subject changing colors, belching flames, and roaring while foaming at the mouth, then belching soap bubbles for some time afterwards (Obélix finds it [[ExtremeOmnivore bland]]).
* From ''ComicBook/{{Buck Godot|Zap Gun for Hire}}'', ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'', there's "Thank Prime", a mixture that we never learn the ingredients for[[note]]Although the assembled ingredients include ice, mustard, a lemon, an oil can, a bottle with a skull and crossbones on it, and Elmer's Glue. See here: http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20070828 [[/note]], but it's apparently ultra-effective, instantaneously curing a hivemind-sized hangover with no side-effects... its taste is never brought up. Of course, the first one to drink it was so hung over he was hoping it would be poison.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245901/1/Three_Years_At_Sea Three Years at Sea,]] Zuko's crew swears by a noxious mixture of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg century eggs,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinky_tofu stinky tofu,]] and kimchee all drenched in hot sauce.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6245901/1/Three_Years_At_Sea Three Years at Sea,]] Sea]]'', Zuko's crew swears by a noxious mixture of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg century eggs,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinky_tofu stinky tofu,]] and kimchee all drenched in hot sauce.



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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels
** The ultimate hangover cure appears in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. The wizards of Unseen University mix together every hangover cure they can think of, including a whole bottle of Wow-Wow sauce ([[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce the ultimate hot sauce]], which distressingly contains two-thirds of the active ingredients in gunpowder) and at least three magic spells, they end up with a glowing, effervescent beaker containing "the essence of pure sobriety". It goes down easy and has no lasting side effects for the drinker, Bilious, the [[OddJobGods oh god of Hangovers]], but this is because Bilious gets his perpetual hangover from the drinks consumed by Bibulous, the God of Wine. So naturally, Bibulous ends up getting the "humorous side effects" of the hangover cure. Up on Cori Celesti, he starts to hear some kind of "descending note" - [[NoodleIncident and then we cut back to the horrified wizards magically watching.]]
** The famous KlatchianCoffee (Which is another one of the ingredients in the above ultimate hangover cure), which can take you from drunkenness to sobriety and right the way through to a terrifying state beyond sobriety, where you see everything as it truly is. This is known as being "knurd". Aficionados tend to drink large amounts of alcohol before indulging in Klatchian Coffee to offset the effect. Alcohol made out of ''scorpion venom'' mind you. Being knurd must be pretty horrible if people will drink that to avoid it.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels
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** The ultimate hangover cure appears in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. The wizards of Unseen University mix together every hangover cure they can think of, including a whole bottle of Wow-Wow sauce ([[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce the ultimate hot sauce]], which distressingly contains two-thirds of the active ingredients in gunpowder) and at least three magic spells, they spells. They end up with a glowing, effervescent beaker containing "the essence of pure sobriety". It goes down easy and has no lasting side effects for the drinker, Bilious, the [[OddJobGods oh god of Hangovers]], but this is because Bilious gets his perpetual hangover from the drinks consumed by Bibulous, the God of Wine. So naturally, Bibulous ends up getting the "humorous side effects" of the hangover cure. Up on Cori Celesti, he starts to hear some kind of "descending note" - -- [[NoodleIncident and then we cut back to the horrified wizards magically watching.]]
** The famous KlatchianCoffee (Which (which is another one of the ingredients in the above ultimate hangover cure), which can take you from drunkenness to sobriety and right the way through to a terrifying state beyond sobriety, where you see everything as it truly is. This is known as being "knurd". Aficionados tend to drink large amounts of alcohol before indulging in Klatchian Coffee to offset the effect. Alcohol made out of ''scorpion venom'' venom'', mind you. Being knurd must be pretty horrible if people will drink that to avoid it.



* The Drive-Right pill in Creator/HarryHarrison's ''[[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge]]''. It's a small round pill that will make you absolutely stone cold sober seconds after swallowing it... it's completely black except for a skull and crossbones on each side. Unfortunately it's rather unpleasant to take.
** The description of its effect includes the words "[[FireBreathingDiner fire hose]]".
** Harry Harrison must have felt the world needed this; it shows up again in ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' with a "SideEffectsInclude" listing.

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* The Drive-Right pill in Creator/HarryHarrison's ''[[Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge]]''. It's a small round pill that will make you absolutely stone cold sober seconds after swallowing it... it's completely black except for a skull and crossbones on each side. Unfortunately it's rather unpleasant to take.
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take. The description of its effect includes the words "[[FireBreathingDiner fire hose]]".
** * Harry Harrison must have felt the world needed this; it shows up again in ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' with a "SideEffectsInclude" listing.



-->'''Fat Charlie''': ''Oh my God.''
-->'''Daisy''': Yeah. But you're still alive.

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-->'''Fat Charlie''': Charlie:''' ''Oh my God.''
-->'''Daisy''':
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'''Daisy:'''
Yeah. But you're still alive.



* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''[[Literature/LordPeterWimsey Gaudy Night]]'', a female student is badly hung over. Harriet Vane writes out a recipe for a hangover remedy and tells another student to go to the chemist (Americans would say 'drug store') and have them make up a batch. It works. The book doesn't say what's in it.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''[[Literature/LordPeterWimsey Gaudy Night]]'', a female student is badly hung over. Harriet Vane writes out a recipe for a hangover remedy and tells another student to go to the chemist (Americans would say 'drug store') "drug store") and have them make up a batch. It works. The book doesn't say what's in it.



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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' has both versions of these. "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" has a character forced to eat a bowlful of coffee-grounds to cause sobriety and in another ep it's established that Lister drinks cold curry sauce the morning after a heavy night.
** Don't forget the [[http://feastygeeks.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/red-dwarf-food-triple-fried-egg-chili.html triple fried-egg chilli chutney sandwich!]]

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' has both versions of these. "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" has a character forced to eat a bowlful of coffee-grounds to cause sobriety and in another ep it's established that Lister drinks cold curry sauce the morning after a heavy night.
**
night. Don't forget the [[http://feastygeeks.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/red-dwarf-food-triple-fried-egg-chili.html triple fried-egg chilli chutney sandwich!]]



-->'''Kenneth''': Mix two cups boiled possum meat with one messload ragweed. Stir in alcohol-
* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "A Night at Rosie's," Rosie brings the passed-out random major they found her coffee.
-->'''Rosie''': Don't worry, Radar. Even if he's ''dead'', my coffee will bring him back.
-->'''Radar''': What's in it?
-->'''Rosie''': Just coffee, egg, and a little gunpowder!
-->'''Radar''': That's dangerous!
-->'''Rosie''': Yeah.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' had a curious cross between this and the GargleBlaster: A pill intended to be covertly held in the mouth which absorbs all the alcohol from drinks before you swallow them, but if itself swallowed, will instantly render you drop-dead drunk.

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-->'''Kenneth''': -->'''Kenneth:''' Mix two cups boiled possum meat with one messload ragweed. Stir in alcohol-
alcohol--
* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "A Night at Rosie's," Rosie brings the passed-out random major they found her coffee.
-->'''Rosie''': -->'''Rosie:''' Don't worry, Radar. Even if he's ''dead'', my coffee will bring him back.
-->'''Radar''':
back.\\
'''Radar:'''
What's in it?
-->'''Rosie''':
it?\\
'''Rosie:'''
Just coffee, egg, and a little gunpowder!
-->'''Radar''':
gunpowder!\\
'''Radar:'''
That's dangerous!
-->'''Rosie''':
dangerous!\\
'''Rosie:'''
Yeah.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' had has a curious cross between this and the GargleBlaster: A pill intended to be covertly held in the mouth which absorbs all the alcohol from drinks before you swallow them, but if itself swallowed, will instantly render you drop-dead drunk.



-->'''Vyvyan:''' What's good for a hangover?
-->'''Mike:''' Drinking heavily the night before.

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-->'''Vyvyan:''' What's good for a hangover?
-->'''Mike:'''
hangover?\\
'''Mike:'''
Drinking heavily the night before.



-->'''Sergei''': This will make you feel better.
-->'''Keith''': Well, I can't feel any worse. (''Drinks bottle'') I was wrong.

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-->'''Sergei''': -->'''Sergei:''' This will make you feel better.
-->'''Keith''':
better.\\
'''Keith:'''
Well, I can't feel any worse. (''Drinks bottle'') ''[drinks bottle]'' I was wrong.
wrong.



9th Nov '17 10:27:30 PM Shadoboy
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* According to the Mexicans, [[FireBreathingDiner extremely spicy food]].

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* According to the Mexicans, [[FireBreathingDiner extremely spicy food]]. Specially chilaquiles, since the dish is mostly tortilla chips soaking in sauce.
1st Jul '17 4:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_oyster_%28cocktail%29 Prairie Oyster.]] Actually most of TheOtherWiki's article on the drink is them doing our job for us.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_oyster_%28cocktail%29 Prairie Oyster.]] Actually most of TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's article on the drink is them doing our job for us.
9th Apr '17 12:40:21 PM WhosAsking
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The only reliable cure for hangovers is time and lots of water, but that doesn't stop fictional characters from trying all sorts of other methods to speed up the process. The Hideous Hangover Cure comes in two varieties, the first is something that will catapult you back into full sobriety within minutes, sometimes even seconds. The second variety is the one you take to stop feeling awful the next day.

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The only reliable cure for hangovers is time (for the body to get rid of the alcohol) and lots of water, water (to combat dehydration), but that doesn't stop fictional characters from trying all sorts of other methods to speed up the process. The Hideous Hangover Cure comes in two varieties, the first is something that will catapult you back into full sobriety within minutes, sometimes even seconds. The second variety is the one you take to stop feeling awful the next day.
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