Back in my care-free college days, when the most pressing concern was how fast my friends and I were going to be able to consume our beer, we tried thinking of all the novel ways of consuming alcohol and the many ways of copping a good buzz.
Shotgunning beers, bonging beers, vodka-soaked watermelon, jello shots, drinking games, century club (one shot of beer every minute for 100 minutes), etc.
At one point, I suggested drinking 1 beer every hour for 24 hours straight. And that’s how our “great debate” started: would one beer an hour for 24 hours get you messed up?
On one hand, drinking a case of beer in one day seems like it would most definitely give you a hefty buzz (and may even be impossible to pull of by a lay drinker). On the other hand, they say that the rule of thumb behind drinking and being okay is: one drink per hour, yadda yadda yadda.
Now my first question: Is drinking one beer an hour for 24 hours possible? Would you be able to operate farm equipment afterward? Or would you be comatose?
My second question involves the method of consumption. Here are four senarios:
a. Slam one beer at the top of every hour.
b. Divide the beer into sixths (~2 oz.) and consume one sixth every ten minutes (obviously, for 24 hours)
c. Consume beer randomly within the hour (sometimes slamming a beer at the 20-minute mark, sometimes sipping a beer over the course of 15 minutes, sometimes slamming a beer at the bottom of one hour then at the top of the next, etc.).
d. Consume each beer normally, neither spreading it out, nor “slamming” it, in an unnatural fashion.
Which one would be the most “effective?” Obviously, eating would continue throughout the day in a normal fashion.
Finally, I am not condoning any behavior that could cause harm to any one-- hell, I honestly don’t know if this “24-in-24 challenge” would cause a person to even crack a buzz. I am just plain curious.