A study conducted by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs shows that alcohol is the most harmful drug along with meth, heroine, and cocaine. Among the least harmful: mushrooms and LSD.
Scientist Nikola Tesla drank whiskey every day, because he thought it would make him live to 150.
When you get blackout drunk you don’t actually forget anything. Your brain wasn’t “recording” in the first place.
In 1625 English officers called off an invasion of Spain after their soldiers stopped off at a local winery and got hammered.
A monastery in the UK makes as fortified wine called Buckfast that has 15% alcohol and as much caffeine as 8 cokes per bottle. Despite being made by monks, it is synonymous with crazed blackouts and under age use.
Bees who are drunk from fermented nectar have many more flying accidents than sober ones and can sometimes forget how to get back to their hive, dying as a result. Even if they make it back to the hive they can be rounded on by other bees who punish the drunken bee by chewing off its legs.
In professional shooting, alcohol is actually considered to be a performance enhancing drug because shooters can drink it to relax themselves and slow their heart rate to give them an edge.
Cocktails‘ raise in popularity occurred during Prohibition. The fruit juices and other flavorings were used to mask the taste of the illegally produced alcohol, which was of much poorer quality than people were used to.
In Nevada, public intoxication is not only explicitly legal, it’s illegal for any city or town to pass a law making it illegal.
During Prohibition, the U.S. Treasury Department authorized physicians to write prescriptions for medicinal alcohol. Licensed doctors advised their patients to take regular doses of hooch to stave off a number of ailments—cancer, indigestion and depression among them.