Category: Fun Facts

Wine Experts and Wine Snobism Exposed as Deceptive

alcohol in recent

Wine experts and wine snobism can intimidate people. We’re afraid to trust our own judgment of what we like. Or of what we think we “should” like. Most people want a good wine at a good price. Should you rely on wine experts? Their advice should be, well, expert. As we’ll see, the experts aren’t …

Read more

Arrests for Intoxication Rose Sharply (More than Doubled!)

arrests for intoxication rose sharply

It’s upsetting to learn that arrests for intoxication rose sharpley. Specifically, it more than doubled within a period of only five years. Intoxication is never safe. It can harm the drinker as well as others. Fortunately, increases in arrests are not uniform across the country Arrests for Intoxication Rose Sharply Bangor Maine’s Bangor Daily News reported …

Read more

Alcoholic Musicians (They Died from It, Quit, or Continue Drinking)

alcoholic musicians

I. Background Alcoholic musicians are not unusual. In fact, alcoholism occurs in every occupation. Also, musicians often work in settings conducive to drinking too much. Indeed, people often push drinks on them. Some alcoholic musicians have died from its effects on their bodies. Others have quit drinking. And many alcoholic musicians continue to drink. In …

Read more

George Washington Quiz (It’s Quick, Easy, and Fun! )

drinking in American life

How much do you know about George Washington? Did he wear wooden false teeth? Or throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Did he chop down a cherry tree? Test your knowledge of the first president by taking this George Washington Quiz. Good luck! 1. George Washington considered himself primarily: A. a statesman. B. a …

Read more

Social History of Alcohol in America: Discover Its Ironies

prohibition conservative or liberal

The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol chronicles the fascinating role of alcoholic beverages in American life and culture. It does so from the earliest Colonial period. Learn about colorful characters ranging from the well-known hatchet-wielding Carry Nation to the little known but quirky Moe Smith. See how and why alcohol changed from …

Read more

Alcohol Trivia Resources (& Links to Alcohol Trivia)

alcohol trivia resources

These alcohol trivia resources link to alcohol trivia web pages full of fun trivia. Discover lots of trivia to share with your family and friends! But first, this isn’t trivial. In fact, it’s important for both health and safety. The total alcohol content of a standard serving of beer, wine, or spirits is the same. …

Read more

Alcohol Facts in States across the U.S. (Trivia & Fun Facts)

alcohol facts in states

There are many strange and surprising alcohol facts in states across the U.S. They largely reflect cultural ambivalence over the proper role of alcohol and drinking in society. For example, Repeal of National Prohibition (1920-1933) occurred long ago. Yet there are many dry (prohibition) counties in the country. In fact, almost one of every five …

Read more

Bourbon Country Trail (Popular Destination in Kentucky)

bourbon country trail

Kentucky’s Bourbon Country Trail is a very popular drive. Travellers can visit six Bourbon distilleries located close to each other. They’re scattered among the rolling hills west of Lexington. Bourbon has been a part of American history and culture for over 200 years. As a result,  Congress has declared Bourbon to be the official distilled …

Read more

Alcohol and Drinking in American Life and Culture. (Fun Facts of Our Past)

Drinking in American life goes back to the early colonial settlers. (Virtually no Native Americans had alcoholic beverages.) Some have called making, distributing and drinking alcohol as American as apple pie. Actually, these activities may be more American than apple pie. That’s because they existed in America long before apples were introduced from Europe. Indeed, …

Read more

World Drinking Trivia in Western & Non-Western Cultures

When we travel, we’re often surprised at how people in other cultures do things. For example, their eating, drinking, and other life styles can be quite different. Here we look at world drinking trivia. World Drinking Trivia I. Non-Western Culture Chicha is an alcohol beverage that people have made for thousands of years in Central …

Read more