If you’ve ever woken up with a throbbing head and flu-like symptoms after a night of alcoholic indulgence, it’s no mystery what caused the unpleasant side effects.
But there also are many mysteries surrounding the science of alcohol – including its mechanical effects on the body – and author Adam Rogers set out to find the answers in his new book, “Proof: The Science of Booze.”
“I wrote a feature for Wired about a mysterious fungus that lives on whiskey fumes,” Rogers told “Top Line,” explaining his foray into boozy science over drinks at Washington, D.C.’s Jack Rose Dining Saloon.
“It’s sort of a science mystery, and in the process of writing that, I got interested in a lot of the other processes that go into making and consuming alcoholic beverages,” he said.
In the course of spirited scientific study, Rogers stumbled into alcohol’s historical story and made the case in his book that booze actually helped to civilize humanity.
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