Drink up! North Korea claims to have invented hangover-free liquor
According to a recent article published in the DPRK's Pyongyang Times, scientists from North Korea have invented a liquor that can be enjoyed all night without the effects of a hangover the following morning. But as with any announcement from the reclusive nation, claims of this magical drink are taken with a grain of salt.
According to NKNews.org, the article in the PyongYang Times is titled, "Liquor wins quality medal for preserving national smack." Created by the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory, research on this ginseng drink has been going on for years. What the scientists did was replace sugar in the alcohol with scorched, glutinous rice, which effectively eliminates both bitterness and hangovers. The drink itself, Koryo Liquor, has been around for quite some time. But now, after North Korea's prolonged efforts to improve it, the popular liquor is now even better than ever.
But of course, no one knows if it really works. Made with six-year-old Kaesung Koryo Insam, which apparently has the highest medicinal qualities of any ginseng, this hangover-free drink seems too good to be true. After all, North Korea has claimed in the past that ginseng extract can even cure AIDS. Either way, sounds like Koryo Liquor is a pretty powerful drink.
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