This is not a drill.
It seems a hangover-free future is near. The Times is reporting that drug scientist and college professor, David Nutt has developed a drink called “Alcosynth,” that mirrors the effects of alcohol, but won’t cause you a dreaded hangover. (Winning!)
Nutt has been testing substances that mimic alcohol over the last ten years in an effort to create a product that does not disturb the liver. He and his team experimented with around 80 different substances before narrowing the list down to five substances that could work as alcohol substitutes.
According to the publication, Nutt plans to be able to sell the product to cocktail bars and other establishments by 2020.(There’s just the small issue that Professor Nutt needs to raise around $11 million in funding for last round safety tests before his company can legally do that.)
Still, despite these set backs, Professor Nutt hopes that by 2050 “alcosynth” will be able to replace regular alcohol…but if it means we can avoid hangovers all together we hope it will happen a lot earlier than that.