Tag: Trivia

Prohibition Trivia: Fun Trivia about National Prohibition in the U.S.

Background Before looking at Prohibition trivia, here’s some background. Millions of Americans supported federal Prohibition. By the time it began in 1920, over half the population lived in states or counties that were already“dry.” Prohibitionists thought that most of the problems in the country were caused by drinking alcohol. This included poverty, crime, child neglect, […]

Repeal Trivia: Trivia about the Repeal of Federal Alcohol Prohibition

Repeal trivia is fun. But before we get to the trivia, here’s a little background. I. Background By 1900, millions of people in the U.S. believed that drinking alcohol was a national tragedy. They thought alcohol was the cause of unemployment, poverty, crime, and divorce. Also of poor health, insanity, violence, immorality, child neglect, and […]

Alcohol Proof and Alcohol by Volume: Definitions and Explanations

Origins of Alcohol Proof What’s alcohol proof? In the early 1700s, people measured the alcohol content of distilled beverages by using gunpowsder. That is, they would “prove” the beverage acceptable. To do so they poured some on gunpowder and lit it. If it burned steadily with a blue flame, it was 100 degrees “proof” and […]

Alcohol Trivia: Fun Facts & Myths about Alcohol and Drinking

Fun facts and alcohol trivia are here. If you enjoy alcohol trivia, you’re in the right place! Did you know that  Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in a tavern?  That the  U.S. Marines’ first recruiting station was in a bar? Or that the world’s oldest recipe is for beer? There […]

Prohibition Bootleggers: People and Trivia  

I. Background Prohibition bootleggers numbered in the many hundreds of thousands. They supplied the strong demand for alcohol. Most were very small-time operators. But many weren’t. Of course, one of the biggest and certainly the best-known was Al Capone. Unfortunately, there are other interesting bootleggers who remain little-known. Important is the fact that they reveal […]

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 and landed early. The reason? The supply of beer on board was running low. Discover little-known facts about politicians and alcohol. And share your new trivia […]

Alcohol Word Trivia: Fun with Alcohol Words and Letters

Alcohol word trivia is fun!  Discover trivial alcohol words and share them with your friends. I. Alcohol Word Trivia “Cwrw” is the Welch word for beer. The Welch  pronounce it “koo-roo.”1 Mai Tai means “out of this world” in the Tahitian language.2 What’s the difference between  whiskey and whisky? (Other than one includes the letter […]

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 friends and family! 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. […]

Liquor Trivia: Fun Trivia about Distilled Spirits (Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Bourbon, Rye, Etc.)

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

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