Alcohol Facts

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There's a wife-carrying championship that takes place in Finland every year where the winner receives his wife's weight in beer.
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.
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.
Nearly half of the entire world's adult population has never drunk alcohol.
When you get blackout drunk, you don't actually forget anything; your brain wasn't "recording" in the first place.
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!
Black Friday in the UK is the Friday before Christmas. Instead of shopping, many people get very drunk!
The world record for alcohol consumption is by Andre the Giant, who drank 156 beers in one sitting (over 73 liters/16 gallons).
Drinking banana milkshake is a perfect cure for hangover.
Applying vodka to your face helps tighten your pores and can reduce the risk of acne breakouts.
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.
Al Capone earned $105m per year from alcohol and rackets during the Prohibition era. Today, this would be equivalent to $1.4b per year.
There's a new vaccine for alcoholism that gives drinkers an immediate and harsh hangover, even if they drink a small amount of booze.
Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.
As part of an advertising campaign, Molson, a Canadian beer company, strategically placed 'beer fridges' around Europe that only Canadian passports could unlock.
If an ant is drunk, a fellow comrade will carry him back to the nest to sleep off the alcohol.