Saturday, April 28, 2012
First Bus for Hangovers: Hangover Heaven Bus sets world record (PICS & HD Video)
LAS VEGAS, USA--Hangover Heaven is a mobile treatment center for tourists who spent the night before drinking in all the nightlife Las Vegas has to offer; for a fee, they get a quick morning-after way to rehydrate, rejuvenate and resume their revelry , setting the world record for the World's First Bus for Hangovers, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The Hangover Heaven bus cruises down the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. The service offers to "cure" morning-after revelers of their hangovers using a combination of anti-nausea and rehydrating drugs, as well as vitamins and other medicines. Photo: AFP ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness world record for the longest drinks can line consisted of 106,300 cans and was constructed by participants from Bridge FM Radio LTD and Bridgend County Borough Council (both UK) at the Bridgend Recreation Centre, Glamorgan County, Wales.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people opening bottles simultaneously: 4,339 - achieved by Bavaria Sab Miller Colombia – Maltizz Product Agency Support SSA Publicidad y Mercadeo S.A. (Colombia) at the Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá, Colombia.
The service offers to "cure" morning-after revelers of their hangovers using a combination of anti-nausea and rehydrating drugs, as well as vitamins and other medicines.
The service offers to "cure" shell-shocked morning-after revelers of their hangover using a combination of anti-nausea and rehydrating drugs, as well as vitamins and other medicines.
Photo: Dr. Jason Burke, a board certified anesthesiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada poses in his Hangover Heaven bus as it cruises down the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP photo ( enlarge photo )
The World's First Hangover Bus promises an "ultra-smooth ride" to spare queasy stomachs, a mid-section with four bunks, a rear lounge, a bathroom and a "private interview room for people who have sensitive medical issues they wish to discuss."
From the outside it looks like any other tour bus. Inside, the vehicle is rigged out not unlike an ambulance: IV tubes, pulsometers, attentive nurses, and, if it all gets too much, soothing, darkened bunks.
The new service, which launched on August 14, is the brainchild of doctor Jason Burke.
The trained anesthesiologist – who still works in hospitals locally in his "day job" – came up with the idea while working with patients in recovery rooms, after qualifying in 2001.
Photo: Dr. Jason Burke, a board certified anesthesiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada poses in front of his Hangover Heaven bus near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP photo ( enlarge photo )
"Watching patients in the post-anesthesia care unit, I noticed they had a lot of the same symptoms that people with a hangover have: the nausea, the headache, aches and pains, disoriented feeling.
"And I thought maybe these medications that I'm using to treat them in the recovery room could work for a hangover," he said.
What's more, "when people come to Vegas and drink, they're much more prone to get a hangover because of the time span over which they drink, it's much longer and they get more dehydrated because they're in the desert. "So it's the perfect set-up for hangovers," he said.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:47 PM