20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

Alcohol has been around for thousands of years, and same with the talks related to it.

Even though alcohol is quite a controversial topic when it comes to health, it is the most popular addictive substance. There are a lot of talks and rumors about liquor we hear at every party; we also have some facts about alcohol drinks you didn’t know about.

  1. A pint of beer, a glass of wine, and a shot of vodka all contain almost the same amount of alcohol. Have you ever thought about this?
  2. The word “brandy“ derives from the Dutch word “brandewijn,“ which means “burnt wine.“
  3. In some countries, alcohol beverages are served in high schools as the minimum drinking age is less than 18 in a few countries.
  4. The most popular liquor is vodka with almost 5 billions of liters of consumption every year globally.
  5. Alcohol was found in space by some astronomers.
  6. There is a fear of an empty glass known as Cenosillicaphobia. Imagine if you had Cenosillicaphobia!
  7. The Czech Republic leads the list of most beer drinking country, even Germany, Scotland and USA are far behind.
  8. Only six minutes are required by our brain cells to react with alcohol.
  9. It takes more time for alcohol to be absorbed with food as it spends a longer time in the stomach. So if you want instant results with alcohol drink it on an empty stomach.
  10. Vodka kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot. So you spray vodka on your clothes to smell better.  
  11. Milkshakes were initially made with alcohol content.
  12. When flies are sexually frustrated they drink alcohol. Who would have thought of that!
  13. The highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was .91%, more than twice the typical lethal limit and eleven times more than legally drunk.
  14.  In late 19th-Century, American children were taught that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.
  15. Alcohol is considered a performance enhancing in aiming sports like shooting. Alcohol relaxes us and slows our heart rate which gives you an edge.
  16. In the U.K., it is legal for kids over five years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
  17. The beer was considered an alcoholic drink in Russia in 2013. For some people this fact would be a shock.
  18. Whiskey was invented to purify perfumes and now look at the market it holds.
  19. Before the wheel was invented, we had wine.
  20. Almost all fruits and vegetables contain alcohol.
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