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Do Hospitals Treat Delirium Tremens with Alcohol?

Delirium Tremens (DT) or Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (AWD) is a severe and life-threatening form of Alcohol Withdrawal. Some symptoms include visual and auditory hallucinations, tremors, vomiting, diaphoresis, and more. But can some doctors actually prescribe alcohol to those experiencing this kind of withdrawal? Yes, hospitals can and will prescribe alcohol to patients with severe alcohol …

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What Did President Truman Have With His Breakfast?

Breakfast as we know it started in the early 19th century when the working class began adapting to regular office hours. Before this, people would work for a few hours, then have a meal by 10 am. But what makes former President Truman’s breakfast extra special? Former President Harry Truman started his mornings at 5. …

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British breweries donated free beer to soldiers during WWII, but after D-Day, there was no room for it on the ships going across the English Channel. Spitfire mechanics and pilots worked together to modify pylons to carry beer kegs and deliver brews to the troops. Flying high enough chilled it.

Spitfire – bringing beer kegs to the men in Normandy RAF Spitfire – “Mod. XXX” Beer-Carrying Spitfires British breweries donated free beer to soldiers during World War II, but just after D-Day, there was no room made to ship it over the English Channel. Spitfire mechanics and pilots worked together to modify pylons to carry …

British breweries donated free beer to soldiers during WWII, but after D-Day, there was no room for it on the ships going across the English Channel. Spitfire mechanics and pilots worked together to modify pylons to carry beer kegs and deliver brews to the troops. Flying high enough chilled it. Read More »

We basically drink the same wine as ancient Romans. Researchers found grape growers managed to keep modern grape DNA extremely consistent and similar to ancient varieties. While this kept flavors consistent, researchers worry grapes are genetically at-risk to environmental changes.

We Drink Basically The Same Wine Varietals As Ancient Romans, And That’s Not So Great With wine, older can often mean better. “Vintage,” our word for “classily aged,” comes from the winemaking process. Wines from decades ago can fetch far higher prices than freshly made ones. Wine itself is woven throughout ancient history, from ancient …

We basically drink the same wine as ancient Romans. Researchers found grape growers managed to keep modern grape DNA extremely consistent and similar to ancient varieties. While this kept flavors consistent, researchers worry grapes are genetically at-risk to environmental changes. Read More »

During the reign of Tsar Peter the Great, it was customary for foreign dignitaries to drink from the “Cup of the White Eagle”, a chalice containing 1.5 litres of vodka – so many nations’ ambassadors travelled in pairs, with one official drinking the vodka, and the other discussing state issues

20 Facts About Your Favorite Liquors Jack Sparrow has his rum, Ron Burgundy has his scotch, and you probably have your own favorite liquor, too. But how much do you know about your beverage of choice from that magical shelf behind the bar? Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or just a gin enthusiast, it’s always …

During the reign of Tsar Peter the Great, it was customary for foreign dignitaries to drink from the “Cup of the White Eagle”, a chalice containing 1.5 litres of vodka – so many nations’ ambassadors travelled in pairs, with one official drinking the vodka, and the other discussing state issues Read More »

The top 10% of drinkers account for more than half of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. Which equates to them consuming an average 73.85 drinks per week.

How Much Do the Top 10 Percent Drink? More Than You Ever Imagined Granted the topic isn’t specifically business related (although I could argue that, since entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, anything lifestyle-related is relevant), but the findings of this study are too amazing not to share. I promise you’ll say, “Wait … what?!” First there …

The top 10% of drinkers account for more than half of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. Which equates to them consuming an average 73.85 drinks per week. Read More »

The “XXX” signifies how many times the moonshine batch had been run through the still. Three X’s indicated that it had been run through three times and that the shine was pure alcohol.

What Does the XXX on Moonshine Jugs Mean? Like This! Tweet The XXX on moonshine jugs is a classic symbol. It has been caricatured and cartooned many times in modern portrayals of the moonshiner. Everyone instinctively knows that “XXX” written on a jug indicates that it contains moonshine, but what does that symbol mean and …

The “XXX” signifies how many times the moonshine batch had been run through the still. Three X’s indicated that it had been run through three times and that the shine was pure alcohol. Read More »

During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink.

The activists scored a major victory in 1851, when the Maine legislature passed a statewide prohibition on selling alcohol. Prohibition was all but sealed by the time the United States entered World War I in 1917, but the conflict served as one of the last nails in the coffin of legalized alcohol. 3. It wasn’t …

During Prohibition in the US, it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol, but it was not illegal to drink it. Some wealthy people bought out entire liquor stores before it passed to ensure they still had alcohol to drink. Read More »