Alcohol Amazing Facts

40 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Alcohol | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. The production of alcohol has been traced back at least 12,000 years.
  2. There are 13 minerals that are essential for human life, and all of them can be found in alcohol.
  3. Most vegetable and almost all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
  4. The world’s oldest known recipe is for beer.
  5. Amazing fact is that human body produces its own supply of alcohol naturally, 24 hours a day.
  6. The fact is all spirits (unlike beer and wine) are originally clear and colorless. The golden brown and other colors are achieved due to the aging process.
  7. Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
  8. At any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. It means 50 million people are drunk right now.
  9. It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol. Alcohol is not digested; it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
  10. Alcohol doesn’t make you forget anything. In fact when you get blackout drunk, the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
  11. Amazingly about half the world’s population older than 15 have never consumed alcohol.
  12. Per capita alcohol consumption is high in Russia where there are over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths each year. In fact beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
  13. Vodka is the world’s most popular liquor by a huge margin, with about 5 billion liters consumed every year.
  14. The word brandy is derived from the Dutch word brandewijn; it means burnt wine.
  15. Distilled spirits such as brandy, gin, rum etc. contain no carbohydrates, no fats and no cholesterol of any kind.
  16. In order to make a bottle of wine, you will need to have approximately 600 grapes on hand.
  17. White wine gets darker as it ages while red wine gets lighter.
  18. The most beer drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic with an amazing per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year.  Next in ranks are the Germany and Ireland.
  19. Heavy drinking will lead to hepatitis and the resulting irreversible liver damage will result in liver cirrhosis which could be fatal.
  20. Amazingly the soil of one of the vineyards in France is considered so precious that it is mandatory for workers to scrape the soil off their shoes before they leave.
  21. The pressure in a champagne bottle is amazing 90 pounds per square inch, which is 3 times the automobile tire pressure. In fact a bottle of Champagne contains about 49 million bubbles. The popped cork from a champagne bottle can travel as fast as 60 miles per hour.
  22. Japanese doctors have observed patients with “auto-brewery syndrome,” in which high levels of candida yeast in the intestines churn out so much alcohol that they can cause drunkenness.
  23. People with blue eyes have been found to have higher alcohol tolerance.
  24. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day’s work, plus 10 Euro.
  25. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
  26. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the world’s heaviest drinkers while  Adolf Hitler was one of the world’s best known abstainers from alcohol.
  27. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.
  28. Amazing fact is that the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous demanded alcohol during the last few days of his life.
  29. Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, amazingly 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
  30. In the 1600’s thermometer used to be filled with brandy instead of mercury.
  31. In 1985 there were fewer than 50 beer brewers in the US. Today there are nearly 30000.
  32. The word “toast,” which means wishing good health originated in ancient Rome. A piece of toasted bread was literally dropped into wine back then.
  33. Drinking banana milkshake is a perfect cure for hangover.
  34. The phrase mind your p’s and q’s can also trace its roots back to alcohol. In England, pubs serve liquor in pint and quart sizes. If a customer became unruly, it used to be common for a bartender to tell that customer to mind their own pints and quarts. Over time, the saying was shortened and usage expanded.
  35. In outer space there exists a gigantic cloud of alcohol which can be used to produce 400 trillion trillion pints of beer. Amazingly it extends nearly 300 billion miles across.
  36. The world record for alcohol consumption is by Andre the Giant, who drank 156 beers in one sitting (over 73 liters/16 gallons).
  37. As part of an advertising campaign, Molson, a Canadian beer company, strategically placed ‘beer fridges’ around Europe that only Canadian passports could unlock.
  38. Amazing fact is that if an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
  39. Scientist Niels Bohr was “given a house next door to the Carlsberg brewing company, and had a pipeline running from the brewery into the house so that he could have a never-ending supply of fresh beer on tap”.
  40. Amazingly even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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