The US drinking age was raised from 18 to 21 due to the efforts of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). They successfully lobbied congress to create a law that imposed a federal penalty on any state that did not comply.
On a 1995 visit to Washington, the then-president of Russia Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza.
Lefties drink more often that righties.
There was a pro-drinking group in the 19th Century dedicated to harassing the anti-drink Salvation Army. They called themselves the Skeleton Army.
George Washington spent about 7% of his annual salary on liquor.
Good news? Russian scientists have developed a new drug that prolongs drunkenness.
Andrew Johnson was drunk when he took the vice-presidential oath of office (1865).
Bad boy! One in four British veterinarians say they’ve treated a drunk dog.