Fascinating Facts About Booze

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Adult beverages are such an integral part of our society, and there's so much more to them than just alcoholic content and SuperBowl commercials. Or at least that was our theory, when we went to our readers and asked them to dig up some fascinating facts about booze in all its forms.

They didn't disappoint. Here's what they came up with.

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Entry by AmyanBridi

CRACKETDOON Smitncs SYORE HE WORLD'S NOF SMIRNOFF NOFE When Smirnoff was bought by an American company in 1933, whiskey was at its prime and American

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Every day, millions of people drink beer made from fermented bananas. H A HA obh c OVAA celecle Bottles of urwagwa It's a super-popular traditional dr

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Entry by Tee Ngin Rui

Beer spas exist. People soak themselves in warm beer. And while they bathe, they can help themselves to a nice cold brew. The idea is that the ingre

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Entry by Tee Ngin Rui

In 1960, Alfred Heineken had the idea for a beer bottle that could be recycled as a brick. He Was inspired by Heineken bottles littering a Caribbean b

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Entry by gbranch

The oldest recorded beer recipe is in a Sumerian song, The Hymn to Ninkasi, 14 originally found on a tablet from 1800 BCE. CRACKEDCON

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Communion wine was the first drink consumed on the Moon's surface. Before the flight, Buzz Aldrin made arrangements with his pastor to bring a small a

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Entry by LAJL

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Entry by PookieJones

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKEDOON Beer attracts slugs. That's because beer smells like overripe fruit to slugs, thanks to its fermented yeast.

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Entry by Tee Ngin Rui

During Prohibition, bootleggers would try to mimic the tastes of different drinks with strange ingredients. Forinstance, to imitate bourbon, they woul

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Entry by John E.

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After drinking alcohol and smoking pot, the amount of THC your body absorbs nearly doubles, and you are more likely to experience the effects sooner t

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Entry by Ann Jimenez

John Walker, the Scottish founder of Johnnie Walker whisky was, surprisingly, a teetotaler- meaning he didn't drink alcohol. WALKER OHNNIE LABEL BLACK

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Dark liquors (red wine, whiskey) are more likely to give you a hangover. Congeners, a chemical commonly produced in your body after drinking liquors w

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Entry by YappyDoo

CRACKEDC COM Hennessy Hernewy Hennessey's largest customer used to be Kim Jong il who spent around $800,000 a year on his favorite brand Of cognac

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Entry by TasteisSweet

CRACKEDCO Vervet monkeys like alcohol as much as we do. Studies have shown similar drinking patterns too, like juveniles drinking more than adults, an

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MOUNTAIN DEW De WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED TO BE A MIXER FOR MOONSHINE. hne Named after a nickname for moonshine, brothers Ally and Barney Hartman crafted

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Every drop of Jack Daniel's whiskey is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, a dry county where sales of alcohol are prohibited. DANIEL JACK NO.7 Termesse

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Much like with champagne, the name tequila refers to the region where the spirit was made. ALTOS ALTOS P ALTOS ALTOS 8331/8 ELNIRS If an e-based dri

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MILKSHAKE originally referred to an alcoholic, eggnog-like drink made from eggs and whiskey. The drink we know as today's milkshake became popular in

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Entry by Hestutomo

Alcohol is not digested. It goes directly to your bloodstream from your small intestines.

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Entry by PollyDarton

You can purchase Vodka that is made from rye grown in the surrounding soil and the water running underneath Geroby. TOMIK GRLAINSIRTT e CASOROH Atomi

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During prohibition, Walgreens grew from 20 to 400 stores. Oalgreen Drugs able Calues grein'a lues Elauter Tinse- Q -noast Fmuicite Ycuirealutays (f QU

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, wanted one last shot of whiskey on his deathbed. He never got it. CRACKEDC

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Entry by Hestutomo

Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting. Sesene The substance may relax the shooter and slow their heart rate, impr

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Entry by AmyanBridi

The U.S Military HaS been the largest Jack Daniel's barrel buyer since its launch in 1998. UANIFIS O1d JACK NO.7Z N07 Oid NO.Z uessee SKEY Jernessee W