Alcohol has been an extremely popular subject throughout history for so many reasons. There are so many interesting facts that you may not have known about alcohol that will surely peak your curiosity. For one: wanting to get drunk is completely natural. There a hypothesis called ‘drunken monkey hypothesis’ that was put forward by Dr. Robert Dudley of the University of California, and it suggests that human attraction to ethanol (pure alcohol) may have a genetic basis. He argued that the primate ancestor of homo sapiens had a high dependence on fruits as a food source, and ended up developing a genetic attraction to rips and overripe fruit, which contains ethanol. Can you just imagine a gorilla drinking a can of beer?
If you ever thought about different phobias, there is actually a phobia called ‘cenosillicaphobia,’ which is a fear of an empty glass. Try not to come between a man and his glass of his favorite drink. He may just cry from this phobia. If you’re ever about to open a champagne bottle, be careful because the pressure is so strong that it could really hurt you. Aim away from people’s faces. If you’re a tequila person, you’ll be interested to know that this drink has a lot in common with champagne. Both drinks have ‘Denomination of Origin,’ meaning they can only be produced in one place, which is in a region of France and Mexico. Tequila is one of the most closely regulated drinks in the world, watched by the Mexican government, the Tequila Regulatory Council, and the national Chamber of Tequila Producers. It’s quite the intense drink. Try it if you dare.
Some people assume that heavy people are big drinkers, but that isn’t always the case; being big doesn’t automatically mean that you can handle more alcohol than someone with a small frame. In fact, a lean person will be less affected by booze because water-rich muscle tissue absorb alcohol effectively, preventing it from reach the brain. Just know your own limits, and never assume that others or you can handle more than you think, or it could really hurt your body. Just enjoy alcohol in moderation. It can be quite the lovely experience if enjoyed properly. Have fun.