"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers


Along with a few more countries, United States has the highest minimum drinking
age in the world. In some other countries, the legal drinking age is as low as 16.

It was during the Prohibition when cocktails gained popularity. They were offered to
mask the flavor of poorly made alcohol. Popular cocktails included Mary Pickford,
French 75, Barbary Coast, Bee’s Knees, and the Sidecar.

Researches suggest that at any given time, 0.7% of the world population
is drunk. It means 50 million people are drunk right now.

You can have a bottle of the world´s most expensive vodka for just mere 3.75 million
dollars. “The Billionare Vodka“ is first ice-filtered, then filtered through Nordic birch
charcoal and lastly passed through sand made from crushed diamonds and gems. It
is sold in a platinum and rhodium encased, diamond encrusted crystal bottle.

A muscular person has a higher alcohol tolerance than someone with more
body fat. Water-rich muscle tissues absorb alcohol more effectively,
preventing it from reaching the brain.

Pabst Brewery produced the first six-pack of beer in the 1940s. They did
studies which found that six cans were the ideal weight for the average
housewife to carry home from the store!

"Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini.."
Mae West

A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds or pressure per square inch, which is
three times the pressure found in car tires. The popped cork from a champagne
bottle travels as fast as 60 miles per hour and can cause some serious damage.

Japanese doctors have observed patients with “auto-brewery syndrome,”
in which high levels of candida yeast in the intestines churn out so
much alcohol that they can cause drunkenness.

Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to
students who choose to drink.

Vodka is the world's most popular liquor by a huge margin,
with about 5 billion liters consumed every year.

Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.

The soil of one of the vineyards in France is considered so precious that it is
mandatory for workers to scrape the soil off their shoes before they leave.

While Adolf Hitler was one of the world’s best known abstainers, Sir Winston
Churchill was one of the world’s heaviest drinkers.

Diamond miners in Sierra Leone soak diamonds in beer to
determine the visual quality of the stones.

One bottle of beer equals the kilojoule value of approximately seven slices of
bread. Now if you drank a whole six-pack of beers, you would have polished
off just over two loaves of bread.

The term 'toddlers' originated in England. There were impurities in the drinking
water that disallowed the water to be used for drinking. A common alternative
drink was beer (it was cheap, plentiful and the water used to make it was treated
during the initial boiling during brewing). Toddlers, just weaning off of mothers
milk were unaccustomed to the effects of beer. This coupled with the fact that
they were just learning how to walk really made them toddle.

In the U.S., you can't drink till you are 21, but you can buy
all the beer making supplies at 18.

A company is introducing a new beer called Pong Beer. The main presentation will
be in a 30-pack, including 2 ping-pong balls. There's also a "Reload" pack with 60
beers and it comes with 4 ping-pong balls and a package of 16 oz cups.

The rule that you can't show someone drinking beer or any alcoholic beverage on
TVonly appliesonly to advertisements, and is industry standard through self
regulation by the alcohol industry. Itis not federal law



"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning."
Clay and Jay

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