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.
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.