Scientists have built a high-tech simulator to lay this important question to rest
By Jessica PortnerPosted 05.27.2009 at 7:16 am 30 Comments
When I slipped behind the wheel of the traffic simulator at Israel's Ben Gurion University recently, it was less than two minutes before I was bumping into the virtual cars and swerving around pedestrians. Maneuvering through the tree-lined urban roads projected in dayglo colors on giant screens was tricky--and I wasn't even one of their hard-drinking or toking research subjects.
In December 1920, feeling the agony of Prohibition, the Popular Science editors -- as resourceful then as now -- put together this handy list of alternate ways to get sauced. None of them seem wholly pleasant, but with alcohol off the table, necessity is the mother of invention.
See if you don't get a shock