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Myth about Alcohol
The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethyl alcohol,
26. SOME BOOTLEG WINES WERE MADE WITH COCKROACHES
T. P. Hunt of Wyoming, Pennsylvania claimed that it was common practice for winemakers to lazily put a bag of cockroaches into a bottle of ordinary liquor and leave it there until it dissolved, thus replicating the famed Madeira aftertaste.
27. MOST BEER DRINKERS DIE OF DROPSY
Recent scientific findings proved that the majority of beer drinkers die of dropsy. Though some have recently suggested that alcoholism is indeed linked to the disorder, Hunts assertion is, mildlyput, a huge exaggeration.
28. ALCOHOL CAN GIVE YOU A 25POUND LIVER
The average human liver weighs somewhere in the vicinity of 3.5 pounds (roughly 1.5 kilograms) and the fact that excessive alcohol consumption can wreak havoc upon the vital organ is common knowledge. But this cautionary advice wasnt terrifying enough for temperance newsletters, one of which wrote that in some cases the liver [of a drinker] reaches an enormous weight, fifteen, and even twenty to twentyfive pounds being not uncommon.
29. Everyone drinks
Although 31% of teens said theyve drank alcohol in the past month that still leaves 69% who did not! If you choose not to drink, youre definitely not alone.
30. I can sober up quickly if I need to
Taking a shower, drinking 10 cups of coffee or eating a loaf of bread will help you sober up, think again. The only think your body needs is time depending on your weight, it takes about three hours to eliminate every two drinks youve had that night.


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