17 Historically Hilarious Facts About Alcohol



If you thought we were the first generation who liked to get our drink on, then you are sadly mistaken. Yes indeed, our forefathers and their forefathers and THEIR forefathers all liked to wet their whistles and get a little tipsy. You know how sometimes, when you have a few too many, you start to spit out random facts about things you didn't even realize you knew? Well, put your party hat on, because here are 17 historical facts about booze that will leave you laughing.




Consumable Alcohol Has Been Dated Back To As Far As 12 000 Years Ago.

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Via Gizmodo


Ancient Babylonians Used To Drown Those Who Ruined A Batch

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via BabyCenter


The Oldest Known Recipe In The World Was For Beer

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Via Dailymail


Sailors Used To Light Their Drinks On Fire To Test The Proof Of Their Rum

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Vikings Used To Toast To Their Victories By Drinking From The Skulls Of Their Enemies

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The Puritans Actually Took More Beer and Wine Than Water With Them On The Mayflower

via Puritans Impact On America

via Puritans Impact On America


Winston Churchill's Mother Was Originally Thought To Have Invented The Manhattan Cocktail

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via Historia


The Pyramids Were Built While Under The Influence

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Via YouTube


The Vikings Believed That Their Heaven Consisted Of A Magical Beer Brewing Goat

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Via Wikipedia


The King Of Prussia Tried Banning Coffee So That More People Would Drink Liquor

via Germania International

via Germania International


The Pilgrims Actually Stopped At Plymouth Rock Because They Were Low On Booze

via Hoppy Trails Beer News

via Hoppy Trails Beer News


Historians Believe That People Initially Farmed To Make Booze, Not Food

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via chadsmithmedia


Bourbon Was Named The Alcoholic Drink Of America In 1964 By Congress

via Huffington Post

via Huffington Post


Abe Lincoln Had A Liquor License And Actually Operated Several Taverns

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Via Wikipedia


Magellan Brought More Booze Than Weapons On His Voyage

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via Biography


The First Thanksgiving Didn't Have Mashed Potatoes, But Tons Of Booze

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Via seriousseats


George Washington Had His Own Personal Brewhouse

via American Homebrewers Association

via American Homebrewers Association