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.
Sharon Osbourne sold all of Ozzy Osbourne’s cars when she found out he was drinking and driving.
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.
A drunk North Korean man passed out on a wooden board to find himself in South Korea the next day as a flood washed him and the board to an island controlled by South Korea.
A pig in Australia stole 18 beers from a campsite, got drunk, and then tried to fight a cow, resulting in the cow chasing the pig around a car.
Part of the reason that people seem more attractive when you’re drunk is that alcohol inhibits your ability to recognize asymmetry in a face.
The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still intact. “According to the bill… [The Founding Fathers] drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12 of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees.
Back in 1958, high-school sophomore Diana McGee chose as her biology project an experiment “to make a hamster an alcoholic, then to cure it of the disease.” She named the hamster “Alchy”. The hamster consumed about a pint of bourbon a month and reportedly “seems to love it.” Eventually, Alchy refused to drink any more of the bourbon-water mixture, leading the Salina Journal to comment on Apr 25, 1958 that “the animal has more sense than some people.”
Pythagoras invented a cup which spills ALL of its contents if the user pours in more than the allowed amount. It uses the same siphon principle as modern toilets to control gluttony.