Possibly the most frightening way to quit drinking…

Originally posted 11 May 2012

When I was researching the chapter on the rise of the Prohibition movement, I found some fairly odd suggestions on how to reform those who imbibed rum to excess. My favorite so far is this one from the late 1900’s:


I think this might actually work, having once drunk a Korean liquor with a dead pit viper in the bottom of the bottle. Just looking at the scaly creatures pickled in my beverage induced both melancholy and a complete lack of thirst. If you are interested in seeing more of this type of useful information, I recommend you to Questionable Advice, a blog that is filled with wisdom from the pens of advertisers through the ages.