1. It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.
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  2. Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
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  3. Alcohol is not digested; it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
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  4. About one-third of designated drivers have at least one drink while carrying the title.
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  5. 48%
    of the world's population older than 15 claim to have never consumed alcohol.
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  6. Alcohol doesn't make you forget anything. When you get blackout drunk, the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
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  7. Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
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  8. There are over
    500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
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  9. People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
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  10. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
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  11. Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
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  12. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
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  13. In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
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  14. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.
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  15. The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
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  16. Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day.
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  17. In professional shooting, Alcohol is considered to be a performance-enhancing drug because it relaxes you and slows your heart rate enough to give you an edge.
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  18. In late 19th-Century, millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.
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  19. The highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was .91%, more than twice the typical lethal limit and eleven times more than legally drunk.
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  20. There's a cruise ship that runs between Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, just to purchase cheap alcohol.
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  21. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
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  22. 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.
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  23. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
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  24. 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.
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  25. Many ancient Egyptian Pharaohs were overweight and unhealthy, in contrast to their typical depiction, due to a sugary diet of alcohol, bread and honey.
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  26. 31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.
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  27. During prohibition, the U.S. Congress had their own bootlegger so senators and congressmen could still drink alcohol.
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  28. 1 in 5
    top 100 country songs
    will refer to
    alcohol.
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  29. Giving up Alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes.
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  30. Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
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  31. The top 10% of American alcohol consumers ingest about 10 drinks per day.
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  32. 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.
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  33. As a rule of thumb, darker and bitter beers have higher alcohol content.
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  34. About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.
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  35. 3.5% of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. The World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.
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  36. The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous demanded alcohol during the last few days of his life.
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  37. By cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising, you can reduce the risk of cancer by 30%.
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  38. Alcohol consumed with food is absorbed more slowly, because it spends a longer time in the stomach.
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  39. Comet Lovejoy released as much alcohol as the amount found in 500 bottles of wine every second during its peak activity.
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  40. Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
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  41. 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.
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  42. 13 people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
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  43. 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.
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  44. 30% of American adults do not consume any alcohol ever.
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  45. A century ago, men were 3 times as likely as women to have a problem with alcohol. Among people born in the 1990s, the odds are about the same.
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  46. Home-brewed liquor, or moonshine, accounts for almost 30% of the world's alcohol drinking.
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  47. The Aztecs had penalties for being drunk which ranged from head-shaving to the death penalty.
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  48. Meteorito is a Cabernet Sauvignon wine that was aged in a barrel with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite for a year.
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  49. The co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous believed LSD could be used to cure alcoholics and claimed it cured his depression.
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  50. Spraying your clothes with vodka can make them smell better, since vodka kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot.
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  51. When Winston Churchill paid a visit to the U.S. in 1931, during the height of Alcohol Prohibition, he got around it after being hit by an oncoming car. The doctor prescribed him 6 shots of alcohol at mealtimes.
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  52. Milkshakes were originally alcoholic.
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  53. Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
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  54. U.S. television networks allow alcohol to be advertised as long as no one in the commercial is actually drinking it.
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  55. The word "vodka" is a diminutive form of the Slavic word "voda" (water), interpreted as "little water."
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  56. Flies drink alcohol when they are sexually frustrated.
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