Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
People drink more slowly when alcohol is served in straight-sided glasses than when it's served in glasses with curved sides, a research found.
Many ancient Egyptian Pharaohs were overweight and unhealthy, in contrast to their typical depiction, due to a sugary diet of alcohol, bread and honey.
31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.
During prohibition, the U.S. Congress had their own bootlegger so senators and congressmencould still drink alcohol.
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Giving up Alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes.
Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
The top 10% of American alcohol consumers ingest about 10 drinks per day.
The peak blood alcohol concentration level can be 3 times higher in people who drink with an empty stomach than in those who had a meal before drinking.
As a rule of thumb, darker and bitter beers have higher alcohol content.
About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.
3.5% of cancerdeaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. The World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.
The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous demanded alcohol during the last few days of his life.
By cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising, you can reduce the risk of cancer by 30%.
Alcohol consumed with food is absorbed more slowly, because it spends a longer time in the stomach.
Comet Lovejoy released as much alcohol as the amount found in 500 bottles of wine every second during its peak activity.
Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
Jose Cuervo is still produced on land granted to the family by the King of Spain in 1758. It was the first business to receive a license to produce tequila and is the oldest family run business in Mexico.
13 people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
If the Ancient Persians decided something while drunk, they had a rule to reconsider it when sober. If they made a decision sober, they would reconsider it while drunk.
30% of American adults do not consume any alcohol ever.