'Wine windows' were historically used by vintners in Tuscany, Italy in the 1630s during the Bubonic plague. The windows allowed merchants to pass their wine to customers without coming into contact with them. Now they are being used again due to coronavirus.
Drinking a ton of beer can make you smarter! Studies show that large amounts of hops can improve cognitive function. Only downside, you'd have to drink 3,520 pints in a day to get the effect. So once you become the smartest drunk person in the world, you'd also be the deadest person ever!
In Ireland, there is a popular tradition known as The 12 pubs of Christmas. You must go to 12 different pubs in one night, having one drink (commonly a pint of beer) in each pub.
Peter the Great created The Council of Drunken Fools, whose sole job was to drink and party. Maybe he should be known as Peter the Ruddy Marvellous?!
A banana milkshake sweetened with honey is one of. the best ways to cure a hangover. The banana helps calm the stomach and honey builds up the depleted blood sugar levels.
Millions of litres of beer that expired in Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic has been converted into renewable energy. It can power up to 1,200 homes per week.
It has been scientifically proven that alcohol increases creativity. It reduces the executive function, while boosting imagination and inner consciousness as shown by increased activity in the superior temporal gyrus, an area of the brain directly above the ear.
India consumes half the world's whiskey, but the French drink the most per person at 2.15 litres per person annually.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
An attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive cocktail was thwarted when a customer dropped and broke a bottle of Cognac that was worth $77,000.
In the 1800s, on average, Americans drank 90 bottles of whiskey per year - about 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at 25c per gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk!
In Finland, the word 'kalsarikannit' means to get drunk alone at home, in your underpants.
The inventors of Mountain Dew originally made it to be mixed with whiskey.
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 into the hive - guard bees keep them out to prevent them from making alcoholic honey. Spoilsports!
Also, this fermented flower nectar in Oz routinely gets the rainbow lorikeet drunk. When intoxicated, these birds make loud drunken noises which many people find bothersome.
Mixing alcohol with your favourite diet mixer gets you 18% more drunk than mixing with its full fat cousin. It also gets you drunk quicker as your body doesn't recognise aspartame as food and the alcohol gets absorbed more quickly.
The most expensive beer in the US is Samuel Adams' Utopia. In 2019, just 77 wooden casks were brewed and each bottle cost $210.00. At 28% ABV, it is banned in 15 States.
Vodka can be used as a hair conditioner, to treat jellyfish stings and also makes an effective bug repellent. Resourceful!
There is a Catholic Saint of Beer. Saint Arnold of Soissons saved the lives of many by urging them to drink beer rather than water that was spreading the plague. Boiling during the brewing process killed the pathogens. Praise be!
In general, your liver can process one standard drink per hour. If you consume more than this, you become drunk.