Alcohol and Drinking Trivia

I don’t know about you, but when I drink I usually don’t talk about fun facts or trivia. But recently, I ran into this website, so now, with this newfound information, it just may be something to give a try and impress some people!

Here’s a glimpse at some fun facts:

The word “toast,” meaning a wish of good health, started in ancient Rome, where a piece of toasted bread was dropped into wine.

Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.

Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.

The early Church declared that alcohol was an inherently good gift of God to be used and enjoyed. While individuals might choose not to drink, to despise alcohol was heresy.

While there wasn’t any cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin pie to eat at the first Thanksgiving, there was beer, brandy, gin, and wine to drink.

During Prohibition, temperance activists hired a scholar to rewrite the Bible by removing all references to alcohol beverage.

Bourbon takes its name from Bourbon County in Kentucky, where it was first produced in 1789 by a Baptist minister.

The alcohol in drinks of either low alcohol content (below 15%) or high alcohol content (over 30%) tend to be absorbed into the body more slowly.

There’s plenty more, too. Check out the site, and if you have any other interesting facts to share, be sure to pass them along to us!


1 Comment

  • Hot Girl April 27, 2009 @ 2:38pm

    I love trivia like this! YEE HAA!

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