When Medieval monks would fast for religious reasons they would sometimes drink lots of beer instead of eating food, since drinking did not count as "food". mocatholic.org/blog/myth-…
In Rwanda people go to milk bars to socialise and drink milk. bbc.com/travel/story/2021…
Today I learned of a "Kotatsu", A traditional japanese table with attached blanket. You can use it to relax, nap, eat/drink/hangout with friends and even has a built in heater underneath. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
The Oxpecker not only eats ticks off of African wildlife (like elephants), it also drinks their blood and makes wounds even larger. Scientists now think the birds are actually parasites and NOT an example of mutualism, where both parties benefit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxp…
With 5 million vending machines nationwide (that's 1 vending machine for every 23 people) and natural disasters commonplace, Japan has specialized vending machines that have a backup battery and dispense free drinks and food in the event of a major emergency. inventorspot.com/articles…
Coffee doesn't actually dehydrate you. A 2003 study found that the diuretic effect of caffeine is negligible in people who regularly consume caffeinated drinks pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Teeth are only able to experience one sensation, that being pain. When you eat or drink something too hot or too cold, or a dentist operates on your teeth, you will only experience pain because that is the only thing the nerves around your teeth respond to. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Bees need to drink water. When there is not enough water in the hive, then foraging worker bees will quit forage and help with water collection. mybeeline.co/en/p/why-bee…
Penguins can drink saltwater because of glands near their eyes that remove salt from their bloodstream and then they can sneeze out the extra salt. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
Adding water to anise-flavored liqueurs and spirits (like sambuca and absinthe) turns the drink into a milky color. This spontaneous emulsification is known as the "ouzo effect." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouz…
Studies show people who drink alcohol live longer than those who are sober. Researchers have found those who drink moderately, and in some cases even those who drink heavily, outlive their sober peers. abcnews.go.com/Health/Wel…
There are amazonian moths that drink the tears of sleeping birds. Tear drinking is not unusual for moths and butterflies because it's a source of salt, but this one is because salt is readily available due to annual flooding. And, you know, it's a bird. nationalgeographic.co.uk/…
Angelo Mariani was awarded a gold medal by Pope Leo XIII for inventing Vin Mariani, a cocaine and wine drink. The drink was popular with President Grant, Thomas Edison, Prime minister MΓ©line, and hundreds of celebrities endorsed it. Mariani never gave the recipe and production ended when he died en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
There are over 100 species of the Coffee shrub. In addition to the pit or seed, the fruit and leaves also contain caffeine, and are both used to make tea. Coffee cherry fruit is also used in many brand of soft drink and pre packaged teas. A newly found species is caffeine free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Rockstar can cause jitteriness, anxiety, and high blood sugar levels. If mixed with alcohol, it may also mask the level of alcohol intoxication. Rockstar Original was named Worst Energy Drink by Men's Health magazine for having 280 calories due to 67.5 grams of sugar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
In Ancient Mesopotamia, people would regularly pour libations (liquids and grain) into their deceased relatives graves through a pipe as it was believed the dead did not have anything to eat or drink in the underworld besides dry dust. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
Coca-Cola makes most of its money from selling syrup to companies that manufacture and distribute their drinks and, as a result, it has a group dedicated to sending resources and experts to help any that are in financial trouble. This helps avoid image and logistical problems for the brand. investopedia.com/articles…
A roman consul was told before a crucial battle with Carthage that the auguries suggested he shouldn't go to battle, since the chicken didn't eat that day. Wishing to do it any way, he proclaimed "lets see if they will drink", and had the sacred chickens drowned. He fought and lost the battle constitution.org/2-Author…
Today I learned about the cube teapot, which is a teapot whose main purpose was to be used on a ship. The cube shape of the teapot would stabilize it so that it would not roll over and scald the person making the drink, whereas conventional curved teapots would roll over when the ship rocked from side to side. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub…
Much of the Water we drink is older than our Sun. The dense Interstellar Clouds of Gas and Dust that formed our Sun contained large amounts of Water. The Water molecules from these clouds somehow survived the violent process of our Suns birth, and helped form most of the Water on Earth. space.com/amp/27256-earth…
A study on drinking alcohol found that the amount of shrinkage in the hippocampus β€” the brain area associated with memory and reasoning β€” was related to the amount people drank. Those who had four or more drinks a day had almost six times the risk of hippocampal shrinkage as did nondrinkers health.harvard.edu/blog/t…
"Lawrence of Arabia" star Peter O'Toole was famous for his drunk shenanigans. During one epic drinking session with Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch, they tried to order drinks at a bar after closing time. The landlord refused to serve them - so they wrote out a cheque and bought the bar uk.movies.yahoo.com/blogs…
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) accounts for one-third of infant deaths in America. It occurs more often on weekends and 33% more on New Year’s Day. Infants whose caretakers drink alcohol are twice as likely to die from SIDS. reuters.com/article/us-dr…
Cavities are contagious. Activities like kissing and sharing drinks can transmit the bacteria Streptococcus mutans and when combined with other factors this can lead to cavities. healthland.time.com/2011/…
Giving a shot of ketamine to heavy drinkers after reactivating their drinking-related memories led to a rapid decrease in urges to drink and a prolonged decrease in alcohol intake over nine months. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Baileys was invented in 1973 by a South African man, David Gluckman, working for a London marketing agency designing drinks for an Irish company. The name was inspired by a local restaurant, Baileys Bistro. irishtimes.com/culture/bo…
A woman named Lana Clayton killed her husband by lacing his drinks with Visine eye drops for three days. news.sky.com/story/woman-…
During the early years of the Tour de France, guzzling alarming amounts of alcohol was the norm. Beer, wine, and brandy were considered safer to drink than water from questionable roadside wells or springs, and cyclists drank copiously. outsideonline.com/2099916…
The Japanese carbonated soft drink Ramune was invented in 1884 by the Scottish pharmacist Alexander Cameron Sim. This drink became very popular with the local Japanese after it was advertised in the Tokyo Mainichi Newspaper as a preventative for cholera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
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 mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Swedish maker of Jeppson's MalΓΆrt was free to sell the "medicinal" spirit in Chicago during prohibition, since law enforcement concluded no-one in their right mind would drink it recreationally. mashed.com/228928/the-unt…
Today I learned that, according to the legend created by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Punxsutawney Phil is immortal. Normal groundhogs live for ~7 years, but Phil drinks a special "groundhog punch" at the annual Groundhog Picnic that adds 7 years to his life, the story goes. abc7news.com/immortal-pun…
The top 10% of American drinkers consume nearly 60% of all alcohol sold - averaging 74 drinks per week. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The last person guillotined in France got to smoke 2 cigarettes and drink a glass of rum just before the blade fell. youtube.com/watch?v=Tj_84…
On Guadalupe, feral cats and various scavenging shorebirds drink elephant seal milk directly from the teat researchgate.net/publicat…
It is illegal to smoke weed or drink alcohol while on frozen ice in Manitoba Canada. steinbachonline.com/local…
Before modern refrigerators, Russian and Finnish people would keep live brown frogs in their milk to keep it fresh. It was found that the secretions made by the frogs basically act as antibiotics, killing bacteria, and keeping the milk fresh and safe to drink. discovermagazine.com/envi…
In the Czech Republic, beer is cheaper than water in pubs, leading its health minister to call on restaurants and bars to offer at least one nonalcoholic drink at a price less than that of beer - but the Czech Hotel and Restaurant Association said that it is ready to fight "excessive regulation" firstwefeast.com/eat/2013…
The Norwegian first division club MjΓΈndalen played a whole season with the Scottish drink Irn-Bru logo on their jersey, at the end of the season it turned out that Irn-Bru never offered sponsorship to the club and the whole thing was a prank en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irn…
In Ireland there is a popular tradition known as The 12 pubs of Christmas. You must go to 12 different pubs in one night, having one drink (most commonly a pint of beer) in each Pub. Participants usually have 12 rules to follow, e.g "No sitting in pub 3", "No using the bathroom in pub 7" etc. irishcentral.com/culture/…
In 1963, Italian designer, Joe Colombo, designed an asymmetric set of rocks glasses to make it easier to drink and hold a cigarette at the same time. arnolfodicambio.com/en/co…
The 90s game POGs originated in the 1930s, using the bottletops of Hawaiian drink, Passion Orange Guava. firstwefeast.com/drink/20…
Today I learned about the Downtown hotel in Yukon, Canada, where they serve a drink called the sourtoe cocktail, a drink with a severed human toe in it. The tradition started in the 1920s, when a man lost his toe to frostbite, and had his brother soak it in a jar of bourbon to commemorate the event en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
Having sugary drinks or eating sugary foods before playing the saxophone can cause its pads to stick more often. Bacteria also builds up easily and quickly inside the mouthpiece and can cause players to become sick musikalessons.com/blog/20…
In Japan, beer cans have braille text on them so blind people do not mistake them for soft drinks vinepair.com/articles/bra…
Shirley Temple disliked her namesake drink, as she disliked the idea of cocktails for children. She also found most varieties to be "too sweet" for her tastes. She also sued companies seeking to mass produce the drink, claiming it diluted her commercial value and invaded her privacy. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Dogs drink water by curling their tongue backwards and not forward, so it's like they're scooping it up with a self-made bucket youtube.com/watch?v=30X5s…
The people of East Frisia in Germany drink more tea than anyone else in the world, at 300L per person annually. dw.com/en/its-tea-time-ho…
Participants in the 1978 cult mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana did not consume a drink containing Kool Aid, but a generic version called Flavor Aid. jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_…
The first food and drink consumed on the Moon was communion by Buzz Aldrin guideposts.org/better-liv…

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