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International Beer Day: 10 Things You Never Knew About Beer
news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 01, 2014

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway

In honour of this joyous occasion, which fittingly falls a day after Dry July ends, here are 10 awesome facts about beer.

The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4000BC

It was adorned with an ample-bosomed woman holding two golden goblets and inscribed with the caption, “Drink Elba Beer — the beer with the heart of a lion!”

Never clink glasses when drinking in Hungary.

Instead make eye contact, raise your glass up to eye level and say ‘Egeszsegere!’ (Hungarian for ‘Cheers!’) Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass

The first recorded drink driving incident was in 2000BC

In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer was apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit was crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduced it to bones.

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TOPICS: Food; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beer

1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I want to know the name (brand) of the beer that is 67.5 per cent alcohol!


2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:47:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

I have Cenosillicaphobia, it easily cured!


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: doc1019

Google the question, if you don’t have the answer yet.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: nickcarraway

“The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4000BC”

Beer:30 BC...hah!


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:53:25 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: doc1019

snake_venom.jpg

6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:56:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Kackikat

And my find: Snake Head beer from Banffshire, Scotland.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s an interesting beer fact I bet you did not know: Beer never goes stale around the fhayek household.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 6:07:52 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: nickcarraway
Beer makes you smart.

It made Bud wiser

9 posted on 08/01/2014 6:09:09 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: fhayek

Ours either. Weird, isn’t it.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: fhayek
Beer never goes stale around the fhayek household.

It has a half-life measured in hours!

11 posted on 08/01/2014 6:19:58 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: doc1019

1. Brewmeister Snake Venom

Brewery: Brewmeister
Origin: Scotland
ABV: 67.5%

Proving that they were the only competition, the Scotland based brewery one-upped themselves in 2013, rolling out the new belt holder for the world’s strongest beer. The aptly titled Snake Venom is made with smoke peat malt along with Champagne and ale yeast. You can buy a 9-ounce bottle of this bad boy for roughly $80 online.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 6:33:45 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Might be a novelty item, but I would rather enjoy a tall cold glass of beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn and survive to have a second.

How can you even enjoy the flavor and buzz if you are knocked on your arse afterwards. If I want that I will drink bourbon, scotch or some such and be done with it. ;-)


13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:42:56 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Las Vegas Ron

HuH? Sorry but that went right Pabst me.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: EXCH54FE

Not to say I wouldn’t try this at least, but how is that even still beer, at that alcohol percentage?


15 posted on 08/01/2014 7:07:42 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Red_Devil 232
I have Cenosillicaphobia, it easily cured!

I have that too. Fortunately, I've joined a support group with fellow sufferers. We meet weekly at the local pub.

16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: OldNewYork

At that alcohol percentage the Egyptians would still be trying to haul those big bricks of stone up on a teetering pyramid. Today pubs would close a few moments after Beer Thirty.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 7:29:40 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Anyone remember “new Olde Frothingslosh”?

“The pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom”?


18 posted on 08/01/2014 7:37:17 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway

Bookmark.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 8:26:14 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: nickcarraway

As Archie Bunker once said....”you don’t *buy* beer,you just *rent* it”.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 8:29:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (We're The First Generation Not Forced To Fight To Defend Our Freedom.And It Shows!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That’s ButtWiper

Nasty $#!t.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: nickcarraway

I wanna see the 6000 year old beer ad on the clay tablet.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 8:35:47 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m going to claim this as my affliction when I apply for my SSI “crazy” check. :0)


23 posted on 08/01/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT by PTBAA
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To: logitech

ping


24 posted on 08/01/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: nickcarraway

Do - The stuff that buys me beer
Ray - The guy who sells me beer
Me - The guy who drinks the beer
Fa - The distance to my beer

So - I think I’ll have a beer
La - La la la la la beer
Ti - No thanks I’m drinking beer

Which will bring us back to *sees empty glass*.....D’OH!


25 posted on 08/01/2014 9:22:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Confucius say naked girl on beach get sand in Schlitz.

5.56mm


26 posted on 08/02/2014 4:48:41 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Confucius say naked girl on beach get sand in Schlitz


27 posted on 08/02/2014 5:11:46 AM PDT by eldoradude (How many republicrats/demoblicans does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: eldoradude; M Kehoe
Those two young ladies certainly get around:

picture

Bite your fist at 44 seconds in, and remember:

"God loves us, and wants us to be happy"

28 posted on 08/04/2014 9:28:34 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: Lazamataz

Posts 27 & 28 for your consideration, and considered opinion, now that you’re back from Elba...


29 posted on 08/04/2014 9:35:32 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: kiryandil
Not bad...I mean the music...

5.56mm

30 posted on 08/05/2014 4:49:23 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: nickcarraway

31 posted on 08/05/2014 5:17:12 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: doc1019
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makes me a better dancer , whatever it is.

32 posted on 08/08/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL! Amen!


33 posted on 08/08/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway
In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer was apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit was crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduced it to bones.

Now there is a strict drunk driving law!

34 posted on 08/08/2014 6:38:03 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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