The Smithsonian blog has an entry today about durian and its potential interaction with alcohol. They report that Japanese researchers believe they’ve found evidence that durian inhibits the liver’s ability to metabolize the toxins resulting from the consumption of alcohol.
Put down the stinky fruit, frat boy: that’s the toxins resulting from metabolizing the alcohol, not the alcohol itself. So your Delta Tau Chi fantasies of a $4 drunk aren’t going to pan out: you’re just going to make your hangover longer or worse, or maybe die. So when you decide to tackle the Omni 100: Durian, leave the beer in the fridge.