In 1956, a pilot landed on an Uptown Street in NYC, because that’s where the bar was.
Andre the Giant had surgery, but the doctors could not figure out how much anesthesia to use due to his size. They instead used Andre’s claim that “it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside” as their guide.
The only person who is allowed alcohol in the Houses of Parliament is the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is allowed to drink whilst announcing the annual Budget.
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.
The first Japanese person in space was a heavy smoking, whiskey-drinking, middle-aged news anchorman.
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.
Russians have a word “Zapoi” to describe several days of continuous drunkenness during which one withdraws from society.
Even with income, education, and other correlates controlled, intelligent people drink more alcohol.
In Australia 4,000 people once rioted because a pub closed.