25 Unbelievable Facts About Alcohol You May Not Realize Are True

Despite the great controversy in terms of both physical and mental health, drinking alcohol is a worldwide phenomenon. Every country has its own favorite alcohol beverage and there are many nations arguing about who the world´s heaviest drinker is. Alcohol has been around for thousands of years and in the course of time, many interesting alcohol-related facts have emerged. From the pathological fear of an empty glass to a 3.75 million-dollar vodka, check out these 25 unbelievable facts about alcohol you may not realize are true.

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The word “brandy“ derives from the Dutch word “brandewijn“, which means “burnt wine“.

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The soil of one of the vineyards in France is considered so precious that it is mandatory for workers to scrape the soil off their shoes before they leave.

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Despite the popularly held belief, real Tequila doesn’t have a worm in it. In fact, the worm, or gusano, actually originated with tequila's “lower-quality” cousin, “mezcal”, largely as a marketing ploy.

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A pint of beer, a glass of wine, and a shot of vodka all contain almost the same amount of alcohol.

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While Adolf Hitler was one of the world’s best known abstainers, Sir Winston Churchill was one of the world’s heaviest drinkers.

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