Tag: addiction

How the In-N-Out Double Double Ruined This Man’s Life [COMIC]

January 21, 2014 // 1:59 pm

To say Mike Royer of Pickled Comics loved In-N-Out is an understatement. The love between this man and an In-N-Out Double Double became so great that Mike decided to create a cartoon chronicling the epic tale of his discovery of the California burger chain. What started off as…

Well, We’re Doomed: Science Says High Fructose Corn Syrup as Addictive as Cocaine

June 7, 2013 // 1:57 pm

We’d like to think there’s a big difference between handing a kid a can of soda and offering him a line of cocaine, but new research on the link between high fructose corn syrup and addiction suggests otherwise. Canadian researchers from the University of Ontario studied lab rats’ reactions…

New Sober Bar in Chicago Will Serve Everything Except Alcohol

April 17, 2013 // 7:00 am

Opening a bar that refuses to serve alcohol to patrons sounds more like a mean practical joke than a successful business endeavor, but the founders of Chicago bar, The Other Side, believe that alcohol isn’t crucial to the whole barhopping experience. The substance-free bar is the brainchild of New…

The McDonald’s Parody Ad That Likened Loving Big Macs to Suffering from Depression

April 13, 2013 // 7:00 am

Tell me about the first time you ever went to McDonald’s. Do you remember who was there with you? Do you remember how it made you feel?

According to at least one McDonald’s ad which recently ran in Boston, the answer for some people is probably “f*cking depressed.” The…

Science Creates the World’s First Alcoholism Vaccine

January 25, 2013 // 2:27 pm

Scientists in Chile have spent the past year designing a drug that will give anyone who drinks alcohol an immediate (and very nasty) hangover.

We won’t lie, that sounds like a pretty evil plan, but it’s for a good cause — they’re trying to treat addiction. A research team…

Ice Cream as Addictive as Cocaine?

March 6, 2012 // 12:37 pm

A recent study from the Oregon Research Institute has claimed that eating high fat and sugary foods such as ice cream can be as addicting as drugs! After testing 151 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 responses to Chocolate Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Milkshakes, researchers found that…