New research has discovered what millions of college students have known for decades - Mild intoxication aids creative problem solving. Focus: what creative solutions to problems have you devised while under the influence? What catastrophes / awesomeness were generated as a result? My favourite solution was back in the chaos days. Every Friday afternoon 10-20 people would arrive at my door, get absolutely blitzed on various substances, and have a good time. The house was the typical large ramshackle affair that people rent out to three 21 year old guys, and had a decent backyard which we equipped with a bbq and an above ground pool. 20 or so of us returned from an all day rave about midnight, toasted out of our skulls. We wanted to frolic in the pool, but it was far too cold. We occupied ourselves by filling the house with fog and turning on strobe lights, and in the midst of this drooling, epileptic madness inspiration struck! My housemate was mechanically inclined, and he proposed this genius proposition: Step 1: Remove radiator from car. Step 2: Place radiator on bbq. Run hose from backyard tap to radiator, then another hose from radiator to pool. Use bbq to heat water as it flowed through the radiator, and then dump the hot water in the pool. Step 3: Profit. I should add that back in the good old days, when they were high the girls tended to make out with and motorboat each other in spas/pools. At 21, this was the greatest thing we had ever seen. To say we were highly motivated would be a laughable understatement. So we set about it. Now, I can just about change a tire when I'm stone cold sober, so this was never going to be my forte. To this day I can't believe that my housemate managed to successfully take out a radiator with his eyes rolling back in his skull. We washed it out (probably poorly, but fuck it), duct taped some hoses to it, and lit the bbq. And it worked. We actually filled the pool with hot water, and across the land there was much rejoicing and celebration. I don't think the radiator ever made it back into the car, but that was a small price to pay for pseudo-lesbian make out sessions.