Alcohol Facts

37 facts tagged with Alcohol Facts

  • 1
    Andre the Giant had surgery, but the doctors couldn't figure out how much anaesthesia to use due to his size. Instead, they used Andre's claim that "it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside" as their guide.
  • 2
    In 1956, for a bet, while drunk, Thomas Fitzpatrick stole a small plane from New Jersey and then landed it perfectly on a narrow Manhattan street in front of the bar he had been drinking at. Then, two years later, he did it again after a man didn’t believe he had done it the first time.
  • 3
    Nearly half of the entire world's adult population has never drunk alcohol.
  • 4
    When you get blackout drunk, you don't actually forget anything; your brain wasn't "recording" in the first place.
  • 5
    In the 1950s, the US government placed beer next to an atomic bomb blast to determine if it was still drinkable. The result: in the event of a nuclear war, beer is safe to drink!
  • 6
    Black Friday in the UK is the Friday before Christmas. Instead of shopping, many people get very drunk!
  • 7
    The world record for alcohol consumption is by Andre the Giant, who drank 156 beers in one sitting (over 73 liters/16 gallons).
  • 8
    Drinking banana milkshake is a perfect cure for hangover.
  • 9
    Applying vodka to your face helps tighten your pores and can reduce the risk of acne breakouts.
  • 10
    In 1943, a Pan Am Airline chef snuck whiskey into passengers' coffee to warm them up on a winter flight. When asked what kind of coffee they were being served, he improvised "Irish Coffee," creating the now-famous cocktail.
  • 11
    Al Capone earned $105m per year from alcohol and rackets during the Prohibition era. Today, this would be equivalent to $1.4b per year.
  • 12
    There's a new vaccine for alcoholism that gives drinkers an immediate and harsh hangover, even if they drink a small amount of booze.
  • 13
    Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.
  • 14
    As part of an advertising campaign, Molson, a Canadian beer company, strategically placed 'beer fridges' around Europe that only Canadian passports could unlock.
  • 15
    If an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.
  • 16
    Milkshakes were originally alcoholic.
  • 17
    After Germany surrendered in WW2, people in Moscow partied until the entire city actually ran out of vodka.
  • 18
    Scientist Niels Bohr was “given a house next door to the Carlsberg brewing company, and had a pipeline running from the brewery into the house so that he could have a never-ending supply of fresh beer on tap”.
  • 19
    In 2011 Russia acknowledged beer as an alcoholic beverage. Before then, any drink under 10% volume was considered a soft drink.
  • 20
    In outer space there exists a gigantic cloud of alcohol which can be used to produce 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
  • 21
    Tabasco sauce is aged in barrels previously used for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
  • 22
    People with light eye colors (like blue, green or grey) have a higher alcohol tolerance.
  • 23
    Staying awake for 17 hours is the same for your body as drinking 2 glasses of wine.
  • 24
    In Scotland it is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
  • 25
    The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle.
  • 26
    White wine gets darker as it ages while red wine gets lighter.
  • 27
    One or two alcohol drinks a day can be anti-inflammatory.
  • 28
    Gin is a mild diuretic which helps the body get rid of excessive fluid. Thus, it can reduce problems such as menstrual bloating.
  • 29
    Orange juice naturally contains a small amount of alcohol.
  • 30
    Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.
  • 31
    All 13 minerals necessary for human life can be found in alcohol beverages.
  • 32
    Men are twice as likely to be binge drinkers than women.
  • 33
    Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
  • 34
    The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.
  • 35
    Absinthe is a high volume alcoholic drink (up to 89.9% in the UK) which contains a hallucinogenic ingredient called Wormwood and is banned in the United States.
  • 36
    It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
  • 37
    When George W. Bush was 30 years old, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.