Pope Leo XIII 1810-1902 endorsed a popular wine that had 6 to 7.2 mg of cocaine per ounce. He was purported to have carried a hipflask of it with him and he awarded a gold medal to the French chemist who concocted it.
In 1967 Canadian Club whiskey launched their “Hide A Case” ad campaign. Cases of CC were hidden in exotic locations such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Angel Falls, Mount St. Helens, and the Swiss Alps. A small number of cases, such as one hidden above the Arctic Circle have never been found.
There are still several locations in the US that ban the sale/consumption of alcohol. All dating back to the Prohibition.
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.