15 Fascinating Facts About Alcohol That You Probably Didn’t Know
Let’s not get in the discussion whether you consume alcohol or not OR whether it’s good or bad. But there are so many thing that so many of us don’t know. So, Here I’ve put together 15 fascinating facts about Alcohol that you might find interesting!
Fascinating Facts About Alcohol:
#15. Alcohol in 10,000 BC:
You will be amazed to know that alcohol has been a part of human lives a long time since it was first invented? Discovery of late Stone Age jugs seem to prove that there was intentionally fermented beverages that existed at least as early as the Neolithic period (about 10,000 BC). And yes, researchers have proved that it was alcohol!
#14. Legal drinking age:
Did you have any idea about the highest legal alcohol drinking age…Its 21, shared by a few countries such as the United States and Sri Lanka. Most countries have the age set at eighteen. While in some countries such as Azerbaijan and Haiti, the set age is sixteen.
Did you know the ages at which someone can consume alcohol differs from the age at which they may purchase in some nations. And then there are some nations which have different ages for beer and spirits. Whilst there are countries without a legal age limit, and in some countries alcohol is totally illegal such as Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
#10. Billionaire vodka:
A bottle of the world’s most expensive vodka, Billionaire Vodka, will only set you back around US $3.75 million. Did you know that?! It is first ice-filtered, then forced through Nordic birch charcoal and lastly passed through sand made from crushed gems and diamonds. It is sold in a diamond encrusted crystal bottle encased with platinum and rhodium.Doesn’t it seem a little unnecessary ?
#9. Muscly drinkers:
People who are big and muscly are likely to handle alcohol better than someone with a higher percentage of body fat. It’s because water-rich muscle tissues absorb alcohol effectively, which prevents it from reaching the brain.
Just like us, the Vikings of a bygone era used to celebrate a victory with a drink in toast of victorious glory. However, the vessels they chose differ from ours. It is said that they would often use the skulls of those who they had defeated to drink from.
#7. Auto-brewery syndrome:
It’s a rare medical condition which is also known as gut fermentation syndrome. It is a state in which intoxicating quantities of alcohol are produced within the digestive system through endogenous fermentation. Numerous cases have been documented in medical literature and what it means is, some people get drunk without consuming a drop of alcohol& it might not be at the most convenient times either.
#6. Country of beer:
Can you guess the country which drinks the most beer per capita..It’s Czech Republic. The average person drinks about 40 gallons of beer per year, leaving other nations like Germany and Ireland,known for their love of beer, far, far behind.
#5. Tarantula shot:
In Cambodia Tarantula brandy is one of the most popular drinks. It is simply a shot of rice liquor which, for some unknown reason, has a freshly deceased tarantula thrown in.
#4. Strong beer:
Brewmeister´s “Snake Venom” is the world’s strongest beer. Usually, regular beer has about 5% ABV, however, this Scottish drop of poison has 67.5% ABV.
#3. Most popular alcohol:
The world’s most popular alcohol is not beer but in fact, it is Vodka; and by a long way too. About five billion litres of vodka is consumed around the world every single year.
#2. Soil in to wine:
In France, the owners of the vineyards consider the soil that their vines are grown in so precious, that workers at the vineyard are told to scrape off all the excess soil from their boots when they leave.
#1. Tequila worms:
Real Tequila doesn’t have a worm in it, despite the popularly held belief, real Tequila doesn’t have a worm in it. In fact, the worm, or gusano, originated from tequila’s “lower-quality” cousin, “mezcal”. The worm was thrown in merely as a marketing ploy.
Interesting! Isn’t it?
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