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The Daily Buzz: September 24, 2014


People drink more booze on days when they work out; heroin in Pennsylvania is "cheaper and easier to get" than alcohol; and Texas shoots down a proposal to sell booze at gun shows.

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Study: People Drink More on Gym Days
People tend to drink the most on the days they exercise the most, according to a new study. Researchers say the “why” of this exercise-alcohol link demands further study. Haven’t they ever heard of rewarding workouts with whiskey?

Report: In Pennsylvania, Heroin Is Cheaper and More Accessible Than Booze
People in rural Pennsylvania can buy the opiate more easily than a bottle of wine and for less than the cost of a six pack of beer, claims an investigative report. According to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, overdose deaths have climbed steadily in the state over the past few decades, reaching 13 deaths per 100,000 people in 2011.

Chinese Restaurant Sold Opium-Laced Noodles
A Chinese restaurant owner was reportedly cooking opium into his dishes as part of a plan to get customers hooked and drive up business. The savvy businessman was busted when a diner tested positive for the drug during a routine traffic stop, despite insisting he had never touched drugs—only noodles.

Drunk Man Mauled to Death by Tiger at New Delhi Zoo
A 22-year-old man named Maqsood was reportedly “under the influence of alcohol” when he jumped into the white tigers’ enclosure at the New Delhi zoo and was dragged and killed by a tiger.

Texas Plan to Allow Alcohol Sales at Gun Shows Gets Shot Down
Because sober gun shows aren’t exciting enough, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission proposed being able to allow booze to be sold at them. But after the public responded very negatively to this utterly terrifying concept, the proposal has been withdrawn.