A child once turned orange from drinking too much Sunny Delight. The company used Beta-Carotene (found in carrots) to color the drink, which can make you orange at extremely high doses. The girl was drinking 1.5 liters a day.
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The tradition of pouring out some of your drink on the ground to show respect for deceased friends or family has been around for thousands of years. It was common in Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt.
A Study found that Chocolate Milk performs better than Energy Drinks.
Microbiologist, Raul Cano, revived yeast that had been trapped in amber for 25 million years. He then co-founded a brewery that uses a 45 million-year-old species of yeast to brew beer.
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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.