I'd like a can of stupid and a lager ice pop, please
The summer of August 2010 has seen little need to seek out increasingly extreme ways to battle heat exhaustion - the fact is it's pissed down for the past fortnight, and it looks set to continue. Regardless, even if books were spontaneously combusting all around us, this would still be an extremely dickish way to keep cool.
It's a hopsicle - a lager ice pop being served up by a bar in New York City. Syrup and lime juice are poured into a can of lager (or what the Americans insist on calling beer), and a wooden stick is stood upright in the can. The concoction is then tucked away in the freezer for four days. Once the mixture is suitably solid, the can is sawn in half with a steak knife and presto! Surely an impressively stupid way to slice your tongue in half on a serrated can edge?
It beats our plan to gut a dwarf and fill the carcass with ice and Bailey's, but only just.