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Monday, January 10, 2005

Fun Facts!

I found some fun facts about alcohol:

The founder of MADD no longer belongs to the organization. She resigned after it became increasingly anti-alcohol rather than simply anti-drunk-driving.

Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States, by act of Congress.

President Lincoln, when informed that General Grant drank whiskey while leading his troops, reportedly replied "Find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals."

The Manhattan cocktail was invented by Winston Churchill's mother.

Methyphobia is fear of alcohol.

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the liquid to determine the ideal temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, for adding yeast. From this we get the phrase "rule of thumb."

The Soviet Bolsheviks were strict drys and quickly imposed national prohibition following the Russian Revolution.
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