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A 61 year old Texas man has been diagnosed with “auto brewery syndrome” after complaining of experiencing symptoms of drunkenness from eating starchy food.

In what might seem like a dream come true for many beer fans, the man had an infection of  Saccharomyces cerevisiae – brewer’s yeast – in his stomach. When he ate carbohydrates, the yeast would ferment the sugars into ethanol and he would get drunk.

There’s no connection with heavy metal here – apart from the fact that your own personal portable brewery sounds like the ultimate festival accessory. Just add bread and you’re on your way.

Hat tip: Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut