I like to think that we here at Why Ed (and our readers), are experts on most things alcohol related. Being (self-proclaimed) masters of booze, we know all too well how many balls it sucks to wake up hung-over… Which is why this next bit of news is awfully exciting.

Some awesome people over at the Imperial College, London, are working on a synthetic alcohol that gets you just tipsy enough to have a great night, without leaving you begging for the sweet relief of death the next morning.


Hear that? That’s the sound of designated drivers everywhere, crying from joy.

The synthetic, currently in development, makes use of the main ingredient in Valium (anti-anxiety drug). Using benzodiazepines like the ones found in meds like Valium, the scientists hope to create an odorless, tasteless and colorless replacement for the alcohol in all our favorite alcoholic drinks.

Here’s what makes this research so much more exciting; no matter how much you drink, you’ll never go past your “tipsy” limit, and there will be no more drunken texting, brawling or redecorating the interior of your car with vomit.

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, if you feel like you aren’t up to driving or operating heavy machinery, you could always just take an antidote that instantly counteracts the effects of the pseudo-alcohol, leaving you stone-cold sober.

Pic totally related...

Pic totally related…

This is the perfect solution for designated drivers, and all the people who don’t drink simply to get completely shitfaced. Jokes aside, this concoction could seriously cut down the amount of deaths via drunk driving, and also prevent alcohol addiction – which is always good.

Once again science has proven that it supports partying, but until this “fake booze” comes on the market, we’ll be sticking with our regular beer and tequila. Cheers.