Can Icing Your Nipples Cure Your Hangover?

YouTube star Flula Borg had one too many drinks last night and he's in need of some serious help. Watch what happens when he jumps into an ice bath to see if it'll help cure his hangover

Released on 9/2/2014

Credits

Starring: Dr. Keller Wortham and Fran Kranz

Transcript

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[Narrator] Can an ice-bath cure a hangover?
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We've created a facility to test
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the world's greatest hangover cures.
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And we're gonna test them all. (screams in pain)
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I'm Dr. Keller Wortham, doctor of internal medicine.
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I'm Fran Kranz, I'm not a doctor.
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But I've been hungover a lot.
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Welcome to the GQ Hangover Lab.
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(hard-beat guitar music)
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Tell us your name, for the folks at home.
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Flula Borg, like Cyborg.
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It freaks me out when you say 'cyborg'.
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Why?
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I don't know.
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This a child memory?
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(laughter) Yeah! He told me he was a cyborg, Mom.
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Who said that?
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This guy picked me up from school--
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And said, Hi, I'm a cyborg?
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Yeah! I was like cool and he goes, Hop in my spaceship.
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(background laughter)
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Alright, this was your night.
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Yeah. I have a friend and he has a party.
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The rule is: here's a beverage, there's a bathroom.
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You have to come out with empty beverage.
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And you have to drink the whole bottle
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before you can come out?
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Well, I was drinking one quarter and then I realized
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oh, the bathroom has many holes.
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Ohhhh. Ohhhh.
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How are you feeling?
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Just a little (mimics gut) Oh, really?
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like strange sounds;
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and then my brain, I know it's going a little slow.
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Do you have a headache?
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If this is my head and I go like this
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that would hurt.
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Try- let's see it.
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I don't, I don't. It's pain.
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We ran some tests: we checked your blood pressure,
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(swoop sound)
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for your pulse, (swoop sound)
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for your urine which showed a little bit of
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bilirubin, meaning your liver's
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inflamed this morning. (swoop sound)
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We did some cognitive recall testing.
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You're gonna repeat after me: golgi apparatus,
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also called golgi complex, or golgi body--
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This is, this is not nice.
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Now, we have a cure for you today.
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We don't know necessarily if it's going to work,
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and we might learn why.
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I don't know.
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This will be your uniform.
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Maybe things will make more sense when you see the cure.
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Okay.
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Ice bath. That's the cure. Ice bath.
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Cold water.
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You know, you've heard of 'take a cold shower'.
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When you're hungover, there are a lot of these things
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called prostaglandins in your system,
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which are inflammatory chemicals so we can help reduce that.
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An ice bath also channels blood from the surface in the skin
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to basically the vital organs, so there's a theory
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that that could help kind of move more blood through
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the liver to be detoxified faster.
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Flula, over here.
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You did it.
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How are those fit? Those okay?
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They're covering some things.
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It has been suggested so we wanted to try it.
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It's the ice bath.
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[Fran] The ice bath.
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And I think we're gonna, to really test it,
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we're gonna need you to be in there
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for at least five minutes.
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Ugh.
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3, 2, 1! 3, 2, 1!
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Agh! God I hate you!
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There you go.
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(tortured hollering)
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There you go. (tortured hollering)
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Maybe, more on the chest. I'm too tall for the top.
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Maybe more on the chest.
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[Dr. Keller] The chest part.
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Yeah, ice the nipples. Ice the nipples.
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More.
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I think that might help. Just slide in there.
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It'd be easier if the whole body was in. Yeah.
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Put the legs up-- Get your core in--
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get your torso in there.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah that's gonna feel good.
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That's gonna feel good!
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Splash us if you hate us.
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(water splashing) You can splash us.
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Why don't we be objective about this.
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Why don't we go back and we'll make an assessment.
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(exasperated exhale)
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Yeah. Sound good?
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(drums)
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Okay.
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What's the worst part of it?
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On my penis.
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[Fran] Penis.
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And then also my testicles.
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Your blood pressure's still okay.
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(buzzer sounds) Great.
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I assume your pulse (buzzer sounds)
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skyrocketed when you got in there.
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So I think we should do the cognitive testing.
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Yeah. To see if you're more
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alert. Alert.
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Alert. Definitely.
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(Sighs) Okay.
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The test is to see how many words you can retain.
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Last time you got nine words. (bell dings)
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This is a different sentence.
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Special relativity implies a wide range of consequences
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which have been experimentally verified.
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Special relativity implies a wide variety of consequences
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(bell dings) which have been
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experimentally verified
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in our laboratories,
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[Fran] Oh, wow! (bell dings)
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with really cold ice baths.
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We don't really make tests, we just throw humans
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in really, really fucking cold tubs.
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And then we laugh at some and use a timer.
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Ha ha ha ha ha.
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And then we take the pause to see: did it work?
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I think we're gonna stop there.
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No I feel like I'm being mocked.
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And um--
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You're mocking science right now.
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We had a cure for you today which actually does have
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you know fair amount of some scientific basis there.
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You weren't as excited about it.
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Imagine your testicles and penis are a football.
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Then imagine this football is kicked around for many hours
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and then a large man sits on it and he is really cold.
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While two other men look at you and are like,
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Oh, a little longer. A little longer.
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What's wrong with you? This is science.
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Flula did not like the ice bath cure.
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But I still stand by this.
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Just make sure your bath tub is big enough for you.
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Full submersion.
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Full submersion, I'd give it a B.
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Full submersion ice bath gets a B.
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B minus. Okay.
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B minus. B minus.
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I'm gonna give the ice bath
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I'm gonna give it a C.
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Here's what I think: I think if the major thing that you
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need is focus and to be alert, the ice bath is going to
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make you alert instantaneously.
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I'm Dr. Keller Wortham.
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I'm Fran Kranz.
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Thanks for visiting the GQ Hangover Lab.
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