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A Sin City Savior's Quest To Cure The Common Hangover

An enterprising anesthesiologist is offering hungover people in Las Vegas an intravenous treatment:

"Burke set up an IV bag in his office and inserted a catheter into his foot. 'That's really the only place that's easy to start an IV on yourself,' he says. 'I let probably 300 or 400 cc's of fluid in.' The hydration offered some relief, but not enough to declare victory over his hangover. 'I said, "OK, it's time to put the drugs in. Let's see what's going to happen with this."'

"First, he added Zofran, an anti-nausea medicine. 'After about 10 minutes, the nausea started melting away.' Then, he added Toradol. 'When I get hangovers, it feels like there's a vice on my head.' The impact of the Toradol was dramatic, however. 'Literally, within three minutes, it was like someone had unscrewed the vice. I was like, 'Good God, I can't believe I've been suffering all these years when I could have been done with it in 30 minutes.'"
AUTHOR:Greg Beato
SOURCE:BuzzFeed
PUBLISHED: Feb. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 25 minutes (6490 words)

The Lords of Dogtown

The Dogtown kids started applying their surfing techniques to concrete, riding low to the ground with their arms outstretched for balance, skating with such intensity that they often destroyed their homemade boards in a single session. "We were just trying to emulate our favorite Australian surfers," Tony Alva says, explaining the genesis of their new low-slung, super-aggressive style. "They were doing all this crazy stuff that we were still trying to figure out in the water—but on skateboards, we could do it."
AUTHOR:Greg Beato
SOURCE:Spin
PUBLISHED: March 1, 1999
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6077 words)