Category: Fun Facts

Underage Drinking Legal in Most States Under Some Conditions

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The National Minimum Drinking Age Act (MLDA) prohibits the purchase and/or public possession of alcoholic beverages by those under age 21. It does not prohibit persons under 21 from drinking. Nor does it require states to prohibit such drinking. So its title is unfortunately deceptive. Thus, under many conditions is underage drinking legal. Public Possession …

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Wine Experts and Wine Snobism Exposed as Deceptive

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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 …

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Arrests for Intoxication Rose Sharply (More than Doubled!)

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Many Foods Contain Alcohol (Discover Which Ones Do!)

Surprisingly, a number of foods contain alcohol. However, the amount is usually quite low. You also might like to visit Alcohol in Cough Medicine and Other Over-the-Counter Medications. All fermented foods such as yogurt and baked goods (bread, rolls, etc.) contain alcohol. But so do fruits and fruit juices. And alcohol levels are higher as the fruit …

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George Washington Alcohol Quiz (It’s Really Fun! )

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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 Alcohol Quiz. Good luck! George Washington Alcohol Quiz. 1. George Washington considered himself primarily: …

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Social History of Alcohol in America: Discover Its Ironies

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 …

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Alcohol Trivia Resources (& Links to Alcohol Trivia)

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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. …

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

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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 …

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Bourbon Country Trail (Popular Destination in Kentucky)

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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 …

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