Category: alcohol

The Great Whiskey Fire of Dublin in 1875 was when 5000 barrels of whiskey ignited and flowed into the streets. Thirteen people died that day, but not from burns or smoke inhalation. They died from alcohol poisoning after trying to drink it all.

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In 2015, a Chinese woman was stopped at an airport in Beijing for having a bottle of Cognac in her carry-on. Instead of handing it over to airport security, she chugged the entire bottle on the spot before taking her plane.

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In Australia when it gets very hot, the nectar in some flowers ferments and turns into alcohol. Bees that get drunk from the nectar are not allowed back in their hive—guard bees keep them out to prevent them from making the nectar into alcoholic honey.

During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink.

Male fruit flies seek out alcohol when sexually rejected.

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Legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s heroin and alcohol addictions were so severe, that after his death at 34 years of age, the coroner mistakenly estimated him to be between 50 and 60 years old.

Alcohol doesn’t make you forget anything. When you get blackout drunk, the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.

Your real accent comes out when you’re drunk – The more alcohol you consume, the harder it becomes for the brain to control the way you pronounce words.