You’ve probably heard the old saying “Liquor before beer, never fear. Beer before liquor, never sicker.” But did you know that’s actually not true?
It’s one of the most common misconceptions about drinking alcohol and although we swore it was true back in our college days, there is no proof of that being the case. So what explains all those times we downed a Budweiser and chased it with a shot of vodka and suffered horrible consequences?
Well it’s very likely it had to do with the amount of alcohol we consumed, rather than the order we consumed it in.
This isn’t the only drinking myth out there today. In fact, there are several beliefs about alcohol that don’t have any ounce of truth to them, yet are taken as such.
What are some of the most surprising ideas about drinking that aren’t actually true? Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen and Mental Floss recently released a video exploring exactly that.
In the slideshow above we share with you seven of those myths that we found most shocking.
Take the time to click through and let us know in the comment section if you abide by any of these notions.