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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Alcohol Interesting Facts

An alcoholic drink is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol. Drinking alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures. Most countries have laws regulating the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Let's look at some interesting facts about alcohol:

It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.

Alcohol is not digested; it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

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

Each Russian consumes 18 liters of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.

There are over  500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.

People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.

Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.

In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.

The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.

In professional shooting, Alcohol is considered to be a performance-enhancing drug because it relaxes you and slows your heart rate enough to give you an edge.

The highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was .91%, more than twice the typical lethal limit and eleven times more than legally drunk.

There's a cruise ship that runs between Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, just to purchase cheap alcohol.

Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.

31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.

About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.

Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.

Jose Cuervo is still produced on land granted to the family by the King of Spain in 1758. It was the first business to receive a license to produce tequila and is the oldest family run business in Mexico.

The Aztecs had penalties for being drunk which ranged from head-shaving to the death penalty.

Milkshakes were originally alcoholic.

Meteorito is a Cabernet Sauvignon wine that was aged in a barrel with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite for a year.

Spraying your clothes with vodka can make them smell better since vodka kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot.

Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.

Flies drink alcohol when they are sexually frustrated.

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