I've never fully believed it, but to this day my friends and I repeat it and follow it when we know we're going to be drinking a lot.
One thing I have found is if you have a big glass or bottle of water between each alcoholic beverage. Seems to work for me, I haven't been sick in years.
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I heard this on the radio last year. Carbonation increases the absorption rate of alcohol. So mixing alcohol and carbonation is a good way to get very drunk. http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/38/4/381 That study was done on champagne specifically, but when I heard the report on the radio last year I think they did a study with all different kinds of alcohol.
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in dutch its the other way around, because the words rhyme the other way around - 'wijn nah bier gift veel plesir, beer nah wijn geeft koppijn.' (sorry my spelling is terrible)
translated, it says, 'wine after beer gives much pleasure, beer after wine gives headache'
ETA: so to respond to the topic, i dont give either one much weight. drinking alcohol dehydrates you, so drink water if you dont want a headache. not quite as catchy, but tends to work better
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