22 facts about alcohol, from which someone can sober upBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/22-facts-about-alcohol-from-which-someone-can-sober-up
Alcohol has been around for millennia, and there are a lot of facts associated with it - interesting, funny and not so much. Scientists exist in order to collect various facts and report them to the public — and the public already chooses how to dispose of these facts and what choice to make in their lives. Let's find out a few facts about alcohol, which were shared on Reddit.
While Adolf Hitler was one of the most popular teetotallers in the world, Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most famous drunkards
The character of Annie Wilkes in the movie "Misery" by Stephen King was the personification of his severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol
Infants whose parents drink alcohol are twice as likely to die from SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome
Mixing alcohol with cocaine triggers a chemical reaction in the liver, producing cocaethylene, an ester similar to cocaine. It is much more toxic, and many cases of fatal overdose may be associated with cocaine poisoning.
An Australian beer company had to change the design of a beer bottle because male goldfish (insects) mated with the bottle, thinking it was a female. This oddity was noticed by two biologists in 1983
The Devil's Chair is a bench at the grave in the cemetery in Cassadaga, USA. According to local legend, the closed beer left on the bench will be empty by morning — the devil will drink it
The degree of contraction of the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and thinking, is related to the amount of alcohol consumed
In the Czech Republic beer in pubs is cheaper than water and other drinks
Once in Germany, a special town crier was hired. He asked the local population not to defecate into the river every time its water is taken to make beer
In 1814, there was a "beer flood" in London — an industrial disaster that caused a tsunami of beer after a giant vat crashed in a local brewery. The flood claimed the lives of at least 8 people
During the filming of the movie "Weirdos 3D", the whole team banned beer on the set to help Steve‑About with alcohol addiction
Romanian alcoholic politician Gheorghe Kitsu drunkenly visited a dentist and had all his teeth removed
Drunk man killed Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, a few months after killing the owner
In the United States, more people die in drunk driving accidents on the night before Thanksgiving than on Christmas Day
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition in a child that occurs as a result of exposure to alcohol during the mother's pregnancy. It causes brain damage and growth problems. The condition was discovered only in the mid-70s, and in 1988 the CDC determined that a fifth of women drank during pregnancy.
In the mid‑1800s, Americans drank a huge amount of alcohol - the equivalent of 26 liters of pure ethanol per person per year
The alcohol-related death rate in 2019 was the highest since the 1910s
Bubbles in champagne are carbon dioxide distributed in the base (quiet) wine, which appears as a result of secondary fermentation. They appear after the addition of yeast and sugar - yeast absorbs sugar, releasing carbon dioxide
A study conducted in 195 countries over a period of 26 years showed that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. Scientists have recognized that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against heart disease, but found that the risk of cancer and other diseases outweighs these advantages.
In 2004, a Taiwanese woman died after a 12-hour stay in a bathtub filled with 40% ethanol. Her blood alcohol content was 1.35%. They say she did it in desperation during the SARS epidemic.
Fruit flies that regularly inhale alcohol vapors take longer and longer to reach a state of intoxication each time. In addition, it is known that after heavy intoxication, male flies show signs of homosexuality.
Dark-colored alcohol is more likely to cause headaches than "pure" alcohol. Scientists conducted a study where participants drank an equal amount of alcohol - vodka and bourbon. 33% of bourbon drinkers reported a headache the next day, while only 3% of people who drank vodka had a hangover.