Villagers in the India village of Marottichal began playing chess as an alternative to drinking after a ban on alcohol.The village is now known as ‘Chess Village’ due to its near 100% chess literacy.
60% of Americans consume less than 1 alcoholic drinks a day on average, while the top 10% of American alcohol consumers ingest about 10 drinks per day, or nearly 74 drinks per week.
If you or your pet have accidentally consumed antifreeze, vodka can be used as an antidote.
In 1955, an Arkansas woman drove into a service station and said to the attendant in a confidential whisper: “I wish you would check that guy behind me; I think he’s drunk.” Police said the “guy” behind was a driverless pickup truck, whose bumper was locked with the rear bumper of the woman’s car. She was charged with driving while intoxicated.
A man stayed drunk during the entire Civil War to avoid being drafted.
When you blackout from drinking, it’s because of the effects that alcohol has on the hippocampus. You don’t forget anything. Your brain doesn’t record new memories.
The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous demanded alcohol during the last few days of his life.
Sailors used to measure the proof of their rum by mixing it with gunpowder and igniting it. Only the rum that exploded had a good alcohol concentration.
Kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later in life.
A Canadian Non-Profit organization began teaching Vancouver-area alcoholics how to brew their own beer and make wine in an effort to keep them from drinking alternate sources of alcohol, like rubbing alcohol, mouthwash, and hand sanitizer.