Did you know that the human body produces its own supply of alcohol naturally on a continous basis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

In ancient Babylon, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead (fermented honey beverage) he could drink for a month after the wedding. Because their calendar was lunar or moon-based, this period of free mead was called the "honey month," or what we now call the "honeymoon."

A raisin dropped into a glass of champagne will repeatedly bounce up and down between the top and the bottom of the glass.

The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.

Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.

The longest bar in the world is 684 feet (or about 208.5 meters) long and is located at the New Bulldog in Rock Island, Illinois.

The body or lightness of whiskey is primarily determined by the size of the grain from which it is made; the larger the grain, the lighter the whiskey. For example, whiskey made from rye, with its small grain size, is bigger or fuller-bodied than is whiskey made from corn, with its large grain size.

Each molecule of alcohol is less than a billionth of a meter long and consists of a few atoms of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen.

Christopher Columbus brought Sherry on his voyage to the New World.

The consumption of alcohol was so widespread throughout history that it has been called "a universal language."

The U.S. Marines’ first recruiting station was in a bar.

The Manhattan cocktail (whiskey and sweet vermouth) was invented by Winston Churchill's mother.

Beer was not sold in bottles until 1850; it was not sold in cans until 1935.

The corkscrew was invented in 1860.

Bubbles in Champagne were seen by early wine makers as a highly undesirable defect to be prevented.

Methyphobia is fear of alcohol.

Alcohol consumption decreases during the time of the full moon.

It's impossible to create a beverage of over 18% alcohol by fermentation alone.

Chicha, an alcohol beverage which has been made for thousands of years in Central and South America, begins with people chewing grain and spitting into a vat. An enzyme in saliva changes starch in the grain to sugar, which then ferments.

Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to their students who choose to drink.

The U.S. has the strictest youth drinking laws in Western civilization.

The highest price ever paid for distilled spirits at auction was $79,552 for a 50-year-old bottle of Glenfiddich whisky in 1992.

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