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February 18, 2013

A Pill for Instant Sobriety?

I can't believe it, but there's a lot of things I don't believe that are true.

Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill.

Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice.

The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.

I always thought it was stupid that the "synthol" served in the Ten-Forward ended its inebriatory effects the moment the drinker willed those effects to end.

And yet, here again is some Star Trek "science" I thought was jackass-stupid which seems to be at least possibly achievable.

I still don't like the show, though. They killed Tasha Yar.*

* This is a joke. I also didn't like Tasha Yar. I just pretty much dislike everyone on ST:TNG, or any ST show.

Except TOS, of course. They had Whimsical Endings there, when they would freeze-frame on Kirk and McCoy laughing at Spock.


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