Museum of Hangovers Opens in Croatia, Just in Time for New Year’s Eve

Museum of Hangovers
Museum of Hangovers

If you’ve ever woken up feeling dazed, confused, and dehydrated after a boozy night on the town, take comfort in the knowledge that you’re definitely not alone—and there’s a whole museum dedicated to proving it.

Earlier this year in Zagreb, Croatia, university student Rino Dubokovic and his friends were regaling each other with tales of past hangovers when Dubokovic came up with a way to recreate their entertaining morning-after conversations on a larger scale. According to CNN Travel, he opened the Museum of Hangovers just six months later.

museum of hangovers
Museum of Hangovers

In it, you can explore exhibits full of random objects people have found after a night out, try to keep from toppling over while wearing “beer goggles,” and even share your own unforgettable hangover stories. One chalkboard that asks people to finish the sentence “I woke up with…” features answers like “two stray dogs,” “one eye,” and “a lot of pumpkins.” The museum also includes a gift shop where you can purchase bar staples like darts or zany alcohol-related games like Drinkopoly.

Though Dubokovic’s establishment has been created with fun in mind, he’s careful to make it clear that it’s not meant to encourage binge-drinking or a reckless disregard for the dangers of over-imbibing.

“In the future, we want to make people aware of the bad things related to alcohol,” he told CNN Travel. Waking up surrounded by pumpkins, for example, seems hilarious and harmless—but knowing that someone lost an eye after one drink too many might make you second-guess your next 2 a.m. tequila shot.

The museum opened its doors on December 1, and Dubokovic wants to acquire more funding so he can expand and continue running it.

And, while a museum visit might not be scientifically proven to alleviate your worst hangover symptoms, these seven other hangover cures are.

[h/t CNN Travel]

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Move Over, Mister Softee: Margarita Trucks Are Bringing Cocktails to Your Doorstep

The margarita man cometh.
The margarita man cometh.
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If anything could possibly rival the appearance of an ice cream truck on a sweltering day, it would be the sight of a similar automobile emblazoned with the word margarita heading down your street.

Residents of San Antonio, Texas, can now make that dream a reality. La Gloria, a restaurant owned by chef Johnny Hernandez, is bringing its signature margaritas and other popular menu items right to people’s doorsteps by way of bright pink “Margarita Trucks.”

MySA reports that the first truck has already started making deliveries within 3 miles of Crockett Park in downtown San Antonio, but additional trucks will venture as far as Dominion, Stone Oak, Alamo Heights, and other neighborhoods in the coming days.


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“Today, safety is top of mind for everyone, and many of our customers are simply not ready to dine out,” Hernandez said, according to KSAT.com. “However, we know that doesn’t mean they don’t crave one of our famous margaritas.”

Those famous margaritas include La Gloria’s house recipe (on the rocks or frozen), as well as a variety of other refreshing flavors like prickly pear, mango, cucumber, and strawberry. The truck will also be stocked with a selection of taco kits and snacks like street corn, chips, salsa, and queso, and customers must purchase at least one food item with their alcoholic beverage.

Unlike ice cream trucks, the margarita trucks won’t exactly be cruising around town, ready to pull over for any spontaneous customer. Instead, they’ll operate more like regular food delivery services—you have to order and pay online in advance, and there’s an order minimum of $40.

While you’re waiting for some enterprising restaurateur to launch a fleet of margarita trucks in your city, learn how to make your own margarita at home with these priceless tips from a cocktail pro.

[h/t mySA]