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Meet the man who can get drunk from eating chips

on 10/03/15 at 12:57 pm

Booze News

indexMany people wish they could get drunk without having to spend a fortune.

But Nick Hess only has to scoff some chips or potatoes for him to end up sloshed.

Nick suffers from ‘auto-brewery syndrome’, a condition that means his stomach produces too much yeast and turns any carbs into alcohol.

For a while he says he didn’t know what was happening saying that he would get sick for no reason with stomach pains and headaches.

Friends and family started to suspect that he had a drink problem and his wife even started searching the house convinced that he had a secret stash of booze.

He told the BBC: “It was weird, I’d eat some carbs and all of a sudden I was goofy, vulgar. Every day for a year I would wake up and vomit, “Sometimes it would come on over the course of a few days, sometimes it was just like “bam! I’m drunk.”