Scientists Can Now Send Text Messages Using Vodka

Text messages. You can't live with 'em. You can't live without 'em. Well, maybe only the latter is true. Living without good satellite coverage is certainly difficult. However will you find out if someone thought that cat picture you sent was lol-worthy or not? Don't worry. Scientists have long searched for a new way to send text messages when coverage is a problem. The solution? Vodka.

It's true. A research team from York University in Canada figured out how to use everyone's favorite hangover causer to send a text message. Now you can send drunk texts using the same substance that got you there in the first place! Paradoxical but fun. Essentially it works by a receiver that measures minute levels of the alcohol, which then translates into the text messages.

This won't be replacing the current method anytime soon, but it could be implemented in remote areas one day in the future. In the meantime, you can always use your vodka stores to clean up dirty nickels or something.

Next Up

Cows in Heat Now Sending Text Messages

A group of Swiss professors have invented a device that checks whether or not a cow is in heat.

Excellent Uses for Eggnog

Get our recipe for homemade eggnog, then rethink the classic holiday drink with eggnog-inspired recipes.

Scientists Invent New Ring-Shaped Pasta

Madcap physicists create a new ring-shaped pasta that is virtually impossible to detangle.

On TV

Sugar Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Sugar Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Sugar Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Man v. Food

10am | 9c

Man v. Food

10:30am | 9:30c

Man v. Food

11am | 10c

Man v. Food

11:30am | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

6:30pm | 5:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Mondays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here