Brewmeister’s owners, Lewis Shand and John McKenzie, spent nine months creating Snake Venome, the world’s strongest beer at 67.5%.
The new beer is so strong it comes with a warning label on the neck of the bottle.
Lewis Shand and John McKenzie said: “This is not a beer to be drunk like all the other ones, you’re not supposed to drink more than 35 ml in one sitting.
“It’s a great thing to buy someone for Christmas though, as it’s difficult to buy presents for guys and I’m sure they’ll appreciate the chance to say they’ve drunk the world’s strongest beer.”
A 275ml bottle of Snake Venom costs £50 ($80) – the equivalent of £6.25 per serving.
Lewis Shand and John McKenzie spent nine months creating Snake Venom, the world’s strongest beer at 67.5 percent
Lewis Shand, 27, claimed the beer was like nothing avid drinkers have ever tasted before, adding: “It tastes like a liquor rather than a beer and has a whole host of different flavors, ranging from bubblegum to caramel.”
Although the Scottish brewers have clinched the honor of world’s strongest beer for now, it’s likely their crown will be snatched away quite quickly – breweries have been battling for the title for years.
Brewdog fired the starting pistol with their Tactical Nuclear Penguin, which boasted 32% proof. Then a German brewery entered the race with Schorschbock at 40%. Brewdog nudged ahead with Sink The Bismarck a short time later, with an ABV of 41%.
More recently, beers such as ‘t Koelschip, Start The Future and Armageddon nudged the strength up to an eye-watering, mouth-stinging 65%.
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Lift Away The Years is a hand-held vibrating device that claims to give an instant firming and lifting effect to the whole face including eyes, brows, jawline and cheeks, as well as plumping lines and wrinkles.
The battery-powered device, which is recommended to be used twice daily on the face and neck, combines vibration and skincare in a two-part system that claims to maximize wrinkle-fighting, moisturizing and firming performance.
Crystal Clear, the company who make the product, explain that facial muscles are subject to deterioration and sagging, just as the muscles in the body are, and require much the same toning and exercise.
The wand is designed to provide these delicate muscles with the equivalent of a personal trainer for your face.
Vibration causes the muscles to contract, stimulating blood flow and increasing oxygenation of the skin to restore the shape and contour of the face.
Lift Away The Years is a hand-held device that uses snake venom and vibrations to fight wrinkles
The device also releases an anti-ageing serum packed with scientifically proven peptides, including Syn-Ake.
Based on a polypeptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper snake, it is particularly effective in reducing expression lines and wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions.
Syn-Ake is said to be loved by Cheryl Cole, Tulisa and Kate Moss.
The product was developed by Sharon Hilditch, MBE, MD of Crystal Clear and was tested on 30 volunteers over eight weeks.
They found that home use reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 27% and noticed a 45% increase in skin firmness too.
Sharon Hilditch said: “Consumers want to see results based on evidence backed skincare formulations and far less hype in a jar.
“Lift Away the Years has been two years in development and is fully supported by scientific results.”
Venomous reptiles may provide a good source for new drugs for human diseases, British researchers in Liverpool say.
Venom has already been used to create drugs, but the chemicals in it are often too deadly for human consumption.
However, a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, has shown snakes and lizards have “reclaimed” some toxins and used them, safely, elsewhere in their own bodies.
Scientists think these reclaimed toxins could make safe and effective drugs.
Venomous reptiles may provide a good source for new drugs for human diseases
Researchers compared the genomes of venomous snakes and lizards to see how the animals’ venoms had evolved.
They said it was an “unexpectedly dynamic” process, with chemicals in venom being formed through evolution and then later being adopted by parts of the body for other uses.
Dr. Nicholas Casewell, from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said: “Our results demonstrate that the evolution of venoms is a really complex process.”
He said venom seemed to evolve a lot of new functions, possibly to overcome resistance in prey.
“The venom gland of snakes appears to be a melting pot for evolving new functions for molecules, some of which are retained in venom for killing prey, while others go on to serve new functions in other tissues in the body,” he said.
Dr. Wolfgang Wuster, from Bangor University, said: “Many snake venom toxins target the same physiological pathways that doctors would like to target to treat a variety of medical conditions.”
The cardiovascular system, heart and blood vessels, is one of the main targets of snake venom when attacking prey and it has played a role in the origins of some blood pressure drugs such as ACE inhibitors.
The nervous system is another similar area. The challenge has been to overcome the toxic effect of the toxins.
“This means that drug developers have had to modify toxins to retain their potency and make them safe for drug use,” said Dr. Nicholas Casewell.
However, the scientists involved in the study believe nature may have already done the hard work, with reptiles making the toxins safe for their own use.
Dr. Nicholas Casewell said it would be a “whole new source” for drug discovery.