19 things you didn’t know about Alcohol
We thought it would be good to highlight some of the fun (and somewhat unknown facts) about Alcohol.
With interesting facts from Australia and abroad we’re sure you’ll find them interesting…and great dinner party conversation!
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- 6 mins – is how long it takes for the brain to start to react to alcohol.
- 48% of people worldwide, aged over 15, claim to have never drunk alcohol.
- 18 litres – is how much alcohol Russians consume each year.
- 67.5% – is the amount of alcohol content in the strongest beer in the world.
- .914% – was the highest ever recorded blood alcohol content, which is more than twice the typical lethal limit.
- You can’t drink alcohol in British Parliament, unless you are the chancellor delivering the annual budget statement.
- 1 in 5 top 100 country music songs refer to alcohol.
- Red wines have higher alcohol content than white wines.
- The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W, demanded alcohol during his final days.
- Moonshine accounts for around 30% of the world’s alcohol drinking.
- Spraying your clothes with Vodka can eliminate odours…just be careful not to overdo it as it might stain.
- Milkshakes originally contained alcohol.
- Fear of an empty glass has a scientific name, Cenosillicaphobia.
- Vodka is the world’s most popular alcohol with approx. 5 billion litres consumed per year.
- You will need around 600 grapes to make a bottle of red wine.
- There are approx. 49 million bubbles in a bottle of champagne.
- There is 90 PSI of pressure in a bottle of champagne, that is three times the pressure in your car tyre.
- A gin & tonic will glow under a UV light because tonic contains quinines, which are UV light reactive
- One of the currencies in early colonial Australia was Rum. New South Wales Corps officers bought up all the imported rum and established a monopoly on its trade. When Governor William Bligh attempted to shut it down, he was deposed in Australia’s first and only military coup. It would later be called The Rum Rebellion.
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