In Thorne Smith's books quite a lot seems to happen as a result of drinking / getting drunk, often with magical consequences.
It occurs to me that the magic rules are going to have to have a section called "The Power of Positive Drinking"
Or has someone already done this?
Three times a year an organisation called CLEAPSS at Brunel University publishes a technical bulletin for school laboratories. Usually it's things like details of recent accidents, various publications available to organisation members (which we are), etc. They'e the main source of safety and technical information for most of the schools in the UK. Every now and again they also publish helpful hints, useful ideas and techniques, etc. in the bulletin. Since they are often very useful ideas, and it's a good idea to support this sort of thing, I've sent in several suggestions over the years.
I just got a letter saying they're going to use one - no idea what it is, but it's nice that they've chosen me. What's even nicer is that they sent me £25 in gift vouchers, which I'd forgotten was part of it.
Now all I have to do is see which one they've used and wait for the complaints that it doesn't work to start rolling in...