Facts About Alcohol

In the US, if you have alcohol that you're not going to drink and sell it to a friend just to get rid of it, that is a punishable crime by law for selling alcohol without a license.

In some countries, the punishment for driving under the influence (DUI) is death, but in Uraguay drinking and driving is a legal excuse for having an accident while driving.

People who drink alcohol in moderation tend to be healthier and live longer than those who either abstain or abuse alcohol.

If you don't drink alcohol, you raise the risk of heart disease, but many of the health benefits of alcohol are lost if you don't drink it regularly.

Only 30% of Americans believe that moderate drinking is part of a healthy lifestyle and balance life, even though they know medical reports show otherwise.

Contrary to common misperception, alcohol does not destroy brain cells. In fact, the moderate consumption of alcohol is often associated with improved cognitive functioning.

If you drink too much you'll have what?... a hangover. Here's what they call it in other countries, the French call it "wood mouth," Germans refer to it as "wailing of the cats," Italians call it "out of tune," Norwegians identify it as "carpenters in the head," Spaniards call it "backlash," Swedes refer to it as "pain in the hair roots," and most everyone else who speaks English just calls it a hangover.

In Welsh, the word for beer is "cwrw." It's pronounced koo-roo.

Sixty-two percent of Americans report that they have used the service of a designated driver, have you?

Beer was not sold in bottles until 1850 and was not sold in cans until 1935.

A raisin dropped into a glass of champagne will repeatedly bounce up and down between the top and the bottom of the glass.

Have you ever popped a cork on a wine bottle? The longest recorded flight was 177' 9".

Methyphobia is fear of alcohol.

When you drink alcohol, your body temperature rises right? Wrong, the alcohol causes your capillaries to fill with warm blood. This makes you think your temperature is rising but the alcohol actually makes your temperature drop.
Wednesday, October 6, 2004
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