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.
Alcohol is prohibited in the British Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
On average, every person older than 15 in colonial America drank the equivalent of 7 shots of alcohol per day.
A study of alcohol-stealing monkeys found that they could be divided into four groups: teetotaler, social drinker (the majority who only drink with other monkeys and not before lunch), regular drinker and binge drinkers that will drink themselves into a coma or death.
Philip Seymour Hoffman had been sober for 23 years until he accepted an alcoholic beverage to celebrate the completion of The Master. This resulted in relapse, after which he started to use prescription medication. the following year he was using heroin.
In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or death. And there was the possibility too, the children were told, of spontaneous combustion; just one drink of alcohol might cause their bodies to go up in flames.
48% of the world’s population aged 15 and older has never consumed alcohol.
A man was brought to the emergency room with a BAC of 0.37% though he claimed to have not consumed any alcohol all day. Yeast in his stomach was brewing alcohol out of the food he was eating.