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I Dare You to Request the Cantina Theme at This Mos Eisley-Themed Pop-Up Bar in LA

Nobata tu tu muuni muuni~

An immersive experience is coming to Los Angeles (Hollywood, to be specific) that's themed after the Mos Eisley cantina in A New Hope.

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What’s This? What’s This? A Tim Burton-Themed Bar Is Opening This Month in New York

Shake shake shaken, not stirred.

New York already has some geeky watering holes, like The Way Station or Lovecraft, but later this month nerds will have another option on the list of cool places to get their revels on: Beetle House, a Tim Burton-inspired bar complete with themed food and drinks and a decidedly spoopy atmosphere.

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CDC Recommends That Women Not Using Birth Control Stop Drinking Alcohol

Yesterday, the CDC issued new guidelines warning that anyone who could conceivably (no pun intended) be pregnant should stop drinking alcohol because, in their words, "why take the risk?" The new guidelines are intended to prevent instances of fetal alcohol syndrome, and argue that a large percentage of American women are at risk of unknowingly drinking while pregnant:

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Accio, Hangover Potion! These Harry Potter-Themed Shots Are Magic

One Rum Weasley, please.

Prepare to take your Harry Potter drinking games to the next level with some themed shots (or as they call them "Harry Shotters"!).

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Accio A Good Time at This Harry Potter Themed Bar in Toronto

If you find yourself in Toronto in need of a good drink and a bit of magic, hop on over to The Lockhart and while away the time in a clever, well done atmosphere. We'll see you at the bar.

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Things We Saw Today: Bruce Campbell, Demon Slayer, Anti-Hero, Weatherman

You know what? Not surprised about this video. Not one bit.

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Woman Sues Company For Putting Her High School Yearbook Photo On A Flask

I'm going to be the most popular girl in civil court!

As readers of The Mary Sue, we're going to guess that many of you have at least a passing familiarity with the Anne Taintor line of memorabilia, which features smiling young mid-20th century housewife-types accompanied by delightfully disagreeable sayings. But we bet you'd probably be upset if you were walking through a gift shop and found yourself on just such a flask.

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Two Gals Get In the Holiday Spirit, Craft Shots That Taste Like Girl Scout Cookies

Can "Thin Mint" be my signature drink?

Entertaining guests like a mature adult can be rewarding, but grown-up parties are often sadly bereft of drizzled chocolate or coconut shavings. But here's a tutorial that shows you how to get your amateur mixologist on and combine the best of both possible worlds (alcohol + dessert)! And remember: should your sweet creations make you crave actual non-liquid cookies, you can now do your Girl Scout shopping online. Truly we live in a magical time.

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U.S. Finally Gets Its Clammy Hands on Hangover “Cure” Berocca With Bonkers Joel McHale Commercial

BEROCCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

The U.S. is finally catching up with the rest of the world! Everyone rejoice! What? No, I don't mean in education or healthcare—this is far more important. I'm talking about hangover cures. Yes, we're finally getting a full-scale launch of the rest of the world's favorite* hangover cure*: Berocca. *Actual favorite-ness and cure-ness not guaranteed.

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Study Shows Drinking Alcohol Improves Your Sense of Smell, Scientific Wonders Never Cease

Drink alcohol, smell great! Wait...

Science says alcohol makes you smell better! Thanks science! Oh, wait, sorry—alcohol improves your sense of smell, according to new research into the wondrous powers that humans gain from alcohol. It doesn't, in fact, make you smell better. It mostly just makes you smell like alcohol.

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Turns out That the Feds Approving Powdered Alcohol Was Maybe Kind of an Accident

Damn it, no takesies-backsies!

Damn it, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, you have one job: make sure that people don't do really weird and possibly dangerous stuff with alcohol. Well, that and keep little kids from thinking that smoking is cool, or whatever. All right, you have two jobs.

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Brace Yourself: Powdered Alcohol Soon to Be a Thing

Instant Hangover—just add water!

Tired of having to lug bottle after bottle home from the liquor store? Palcohol, i.e. not-at-all-shady alcohol in powdered form, has been approved by the federal government and may be available soon in a water bottle/bowl of cereal/cup of coffee near you. Ron Swanson would not approve.

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Ingredients In Tequila May Fight Diabetes, Obesity, Inhibitions

I must be the healthiest girl alive.

America has a surprising new ally in our fight against diabetes and obesity: Dr.Jose Cuervo. New research shows that ingredients found in tequila may provide the healthiest way ever of satisfying your sweet tooth, and no not all of that research was conducted on St. Patrick's Day this past Monday.

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New British Pub Actually Just Elaborate Psychological Experiment

Where everybody knows your name... and your blood type... and your social security number.

A night out at London's South Bank University's new pub is great--if you're a lab rat, that is. The deceptive new bar was built solely study the effects of alcohol consumption on behavior, and you're welcome to come in and have a pint, just ignore all the surveillance equipment.

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Pregnant Women Who Drink Wine Have Better Behaved Kids, But Not Because of the Alcohol

Was this study done by thirsty pregnant women?

There's certainly evidence to show that drinking too much during pregnancy is bad, but counter to that, a new study found that women who drank one glass of wine per week during pregnancy had better behaved children than teetotallers. That's not an invitation to start drinking if you're pregnant. Read on.

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Know the Facts About AAA’s “Tipsy Tow” Program Before You Get Drunk on New Year’s Eve

This shouldn't be anyone's first plan anyway.

We've noticed a lot of people sharing information and misinformation about AAA's "Tipsy Tow" program on social media leading up to New Year's Eve, so we thought we'd do our part to clear things up. They'll tow you and your car home for free, but it's not available everywhere. Here's how to find out if it's available in your area.

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Monkeys Show Alcohol May Boost Your Immune System, Your Post-Christmas Hangover Isn’t for Nothing

Your immune system is like Jackie Chan in Drunken Master.

If you had a few Christmas drinks to help you deal with your family yesterday, you may have actually been doing yourself more of a favor than you thought. According to a study recently published in the journal Vaccine, moderate drinking boosted response to vaccination in monkeys. Cheers.

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Geekosystem Podcast Episode 13 “Elfnog”

We're day-drinking at work for science!

It's our Christmas episode! We decided to celebrate by determining what liquor tastes best in eggnog with an "experiment." Sometimes experiments mean drinking at work. We're also joined again by Weekend Editor Sam Maggs to talk about our Editors' Picks for this week.

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Science Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help You Live Longer

So then heavy alcohol consumption leads to immortality? That's how that works, right?

Cheers! A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that drinking may help you live longer! Don't get too excited. It seems that only moderate drinking has this effect, so you can't just start chugging grain alcohol to become immortal. Yeah, we were disappointed, too.

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Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Repeal Day with These 35 Geeky Cocktails, Just Not All at Once

Go home, Prohibition! You're drunk!

80 Years ago today, Prohibition was repealed, and everyone raised a glass to celebrate. We think it's as good a reason as any to drink at work, so with the help of our friend Chris-Rachael Oseland from The Kitchen Overlord, we've put together a list of 35 geeky cocktails we think you should (responsibly) try.

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