Nope, this is not some sort of joke.
A Hangover Clinic opened in Australia in December, 2015 where, for between $140–$200, you will be hooked up to an IV and receive oxygen and a cocktail of vitamins that will whisk that pesky hangover away.
The clinic claims that the remnants of your big night will disappear in just 30 minutes.
"Sometimes, we just overdo it. Might be a BBQ at a mate’s place, or drinks with the girls, but since time began we’ve all been known to overindulge on the drinks, or our hectic schedules just run us down. The revolutionary IV hangover treatments that have taken London, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco by storm are now available in Sydney at out clinic at 18 Pelican Street, Surry Hills.
In as little as 30 minutes, we’ll have you off the couch feeling fresh and ready to tackle the day ahead – whether it’s going out with friends, a special family occasion, a busy schedule of meetings, or just simply so you can feel like the best version of yourself." (source)
The clinic also claims that it has worked with a panel of doctors to ensure that everything is done according to government health regulations.
As you can imagine, there are quite a few people that have issue with the treatment. Some say that it will not actually help a hangover, as it is a toxin and not dehydration that really causes the painful effects. Others worry that the clinic will encourage binge drinking.
None of the criticisms have been serious enough to stop operations however, and the clinic is running at full force. It will be interesting to see if the business spreads to other parts of the world!