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.
Drinking was allowed in bars in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969 only if men were wearing suits and ties.
The worlds longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
California (population 37,000,000) has only 58 more bars than Wisconsin (population 5,600,000).
Ernest Hemingway took a urinal from his favorite bar and moved it into his Key West home, arguing that he had “pissed away” so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it.
There was an Order of Temperance in the Middle Ages; members pledged to drink no more than 7 glasses of wine with each meal.