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The Chemistry of Hangovers

In time for St. Patrick’s Day, an American Chemical Society video details why the morning after feels so bad.

  • March 16, 2010

When your head is pounding and you can’t stomach even a dry piece of toast, who among us has not asked why? Not, “Why did I drink so much?” but “Why is this happening to me?”

A video from the American Chemical Society has the explanation:

Chemistry of Alcohol & Hangovers: Part Two from ACS Pressroom on Vimeo.

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