Researchers concluded that there are 4 types of drunks: The Hemingway, whose personality stays the same – The Mary Poppins, who becomes even sweeter and more outgoing – The Nutty Professor who becomes an uninhibited attention-seeker – And Mr. Hyde, who turns hostile.
Some bars in Germany are connected by a 5 km (3 Mile) beer pipeline.
In Wisconsin, it’s legal for children of any age to drink alcohol in a bar, as long as they are with their legal guardian.
The earliest accounts of coffee drinking date back to 15th century Arabia. When coffee spread to Europe, some people called it a “Muslim drink” and wanted it banned, but it became widely accepted after the Pope tried a cup, liked it, and deemed it a Christian beverage.
Did you ever wonder why we’re not supposed to drink sea water? A kidney can’t make urine from a concentration of salts of more than 2%. Seawater is made of 3% salt, so if we drink it, the kidneys have to use existing water from our body to dilute and absorb the extra salt, which in turn makes us even thirstier. This keeps happening until we die of dehydration.
Queen Elizabeth II has four drinks a day – a gin before lunch, wine during lunch, a dry martini with dinner, and a glass of champagne following dinner.
Caffeine makes you more open-minded to viewpoints that contradict your own.
December 5th is Krampusnacht or “Krampus Night” when men dressed as Krampus drink alcohol, run through the streets, and chase delinquent children around and hit them with sticks. Many anthropologists believe the tradition is pre-Christian and goes back to pagan mythology.
Drinking alcohol does improve your ability to speak a foreign language.
A 12-year-old whisky will always remain a 12-year-old whisky as it does not mature in the glass bottle.