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Alcohol and the Body Trivia: 12 Surprising Fun Facts!

Alcohol and the body trivia is fun! Discover surprising facts about alcohol and the body. Share what you learn with friends. Please remember that none of this information is advice. That should come from your doctor. Alcohol and the Body Trivia The human body creates alcohol constantly. It can’t live without making it. The process […]

Politicians and Alcohol Trivia: Fun Facts on Politics & Alcohol

Politicians and alcohol trivia is fun! Alcohol has always been an important part of American life since the first European settlers landed. Indeed, the Mayflower cut short her voyage to a mild climate and landed early because the supply of beer on board was running low. This list of politicians, patriots, and other leaders includes […]

Bar Trivia: Pubs, Taverns, Liquor Stores

Bar trivia is fun! Discover fascinating trivia about bars, taverns, bartenders, liquor stores and others purveyors of alcoholic beverages. Then share your discoveries of bar trivia with them. Bar Trivia Want to visit the longest bar in the world? It’s in the New Bulldog bar in Rock Island, Illinois. Bring all your friends. There’s plenty […]

Liquor Trivia: Fun Trivia about Distilled Spirits

Liquor trivia is fun! Liquor trivia is about distilled spirits such as whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum, gin, rye, bourbon Scotch, and other spirit liquors. Discover trivia about your favorite drinks. Then share the fun with your friends. Liquor Trivia Bourbon is considered the official distilled spirit of the United States.1 A martini becomes a Gibson […]

Beer Trivia: How Much Do You Know about Beer?

Beer trivia is fun! You probably know which beer you like best. You might how much it costs. You may know where it’s sold. But how much do you really know about beer? Find out. Then you can amaze your friends with beer trivia that you’ve discovered. All vitamins and minerals necessary for good health […]

Wine Trivia: How Much Do You Know about Wine?

Wine trivia is fun! Enjoy these bits of trivia, some of which may surprise you. Then share your discoveries with your friends. Wine Trivia White wine is usually produced from red grapes.1 As it ages white wine gets darker. But red wine gets lighter as it ages.2 Poor soil tends to produce better wines than […]

12 Surprising Facts about Alcohol, Drinking and Health

Here are 12 surprising facts about alcohol, drinking and health. There are a lot of myths about alcohol in general and about drinking and health in particular. The 12 surprising facts about alcohol: 1. Drinking alcohol in moderation is associated with better health and longer life1 than either abstaining from alcohol or abusing it. 2. Drinking in […]

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