protip: Gargle Whiskey to Soothe a Sore Throat

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    http://lifehacker.com/5890813/gargle-whiskey-to-soothe-a-sore-throat
    Gargle Whiskey to Soothe a Sore Throat

    BY ALAN HENRY MAR 6, 2012 5:30 AM 18,223




    Gargle Whiskey to Soothe a Sore Throat
    If you're feeling under the weather, or your throat is a little sore, scratchy, or itchy, the solution may be as close as your liquor cabinet. Grab your bottle of whiskey—it may be all you need to soothe that sore throat and go back to work, school, or even just bed.
    The crew at Greatist reminds us of one of our grandparents' favorite home remedies that actually has some merit: mix a little whiskey, warm water, and honey if you're feeling fancy, and gargle the mixture to numb and soothe the sore spots in your throat. The alcohol really does the work, and the water and honey are there for dilution and flavor. If you're serious, we suppose you could gargle the whiskey and then go ahead and swallow it, assuming your sore throat isn't that bad.

    Greatist goes on to describe some other uses for whiskey, but using it as a cold remedy is as good a reason to keep a bottle nearby as any. If you prefer rum, I know several people who keep a bottle of dark rum nearby for medicinal purposes—specifically for use in hot toddies. Just remember that while alcohol may help your throat feel better, it's still more important to drink lots of fluids, so chase your whiskey or hot toddy with a few glasses of water to stay hydrated.

    Let's be clear: Home remedies can't and don't cure diseases like the common cold, but many of them alleviate the symptoms, or at least take our minds off of our illnesses.
     
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    Cool story bro
     
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    lol











    wut
     
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    drink enough of it and nothing will be sore.
     
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    Another tip. If your room is too dark, they have these things called light bulbs that you can screw in and light up.

    Tired of buttoning your fly? Take a look at the brand new zipper then.
     
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    protip nigga!

    don't hate
     
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    cocks work too. ask Kanye West.
     
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    This is not new, works for a toothache. Good tip though.
     
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    I was looking for another drinking excuse. Excellent tip
     
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    support