Drinking alcohol has been a controversy in terms of both physical and mental health for many years. Alcohol has been around for thousands of years, and each country has their own favorite alcohol. There are many interesting facts that you may not believe to be true, but they are; for one: most vegetables and almost all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them. In 10,000 B.C. it was discovered that intentional fermented beverages existed. The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world, and some countries legal drinking age is as low as age 16. Alcohol isn’t only found on Planet Earth; astronomers found that there is a lot of alcohol in space as well. Imagine floating in space with alcohol floating around you! Cocktails gained a high popularity during the Prohibition; it was offered to mask the flavor of all of the poorly made alcohol.
If you’re ever curious about how many people are drunk at this very moment; 0.7% of the world is drunk right now. That means fifty million people have enough alcohol in their system to cause them to be a bit wobbly. For all of the billionaires out there; have a taste of the world’s most expensive alcohol: “The Billionaire Vodka.” It costs 3.75 million dollars for one bottle. It is first ice-filtered, then filtered through Nordic birch charcoal, and then passed through sand made from crushed diamonds and gems. The bottle is sold in a platinum and rhodium encased, diamond encrusted crystal bottle. Muscular people have a higher alcoholic tolerance than someone with more body fat; water-rich muscle tissues absorb alcohol more effectively, which prevents it from reaching the brain. There is actually a scientific name for having a fear of an empty glass; it’s called “Cenosillicaphobia.” There are so many interesting facts to learn about alcohol; enjoy all of the new facts you’ve just learned.