DID YOU KNOW?

Odd but interesting facts about beer,wine and spirits that everyone should know.

HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS

DID U KNOW...In Hollywood there's a $1000 fine for using silly string on Halloween. Because the movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William...

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4 JULY FACTS

To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times in honor of the original thirteen colonies. Three U.S. Presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James...

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FUN EASTER TIDBITS

1. The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg 2.The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to color the egg. 3.The term Easter...

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GREEN CHICAGO RIVER ON ST PATS

DID U KNOW...In 1961, business manager of Chicago’s Journeymen Plumbers Local Union, Stephen Bailey, received permission to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. Due to uncertainties about the amount of dye it would take to turn the river green, a...

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JACK DANIELS & OLD # 7

DID U KNOW...There are many theories as to what the No. 7 represents Here’s are a few of them: Was it simply his lucky number? Some say that Jack Daniel had seven girlfriends or the #7 train carried his barrels. Legend has it that Old No. 7 referred to Jack and his...

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SUPER BOWL FACTS

DID U KNOW...Roman numerals are used in the Super Bowl (such as Super Bowl XV) because the football season falls in two calendar years. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for food consumption in the U.S. Thanksgiving Day is the first. Every year there are 72...

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CHAMPAGNE FUN FACTS

DID U KNOW...That there are approximately 49 Million Bubbles in a 750Ml bottle of Champagne There are over 1 Billion bottles of Champagne in storage worldwide The pressure in a champagne bottle is 90 pounds per square inch, that is three times the pressure in...

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MOST EXPENSIVE CHAMPAGNE

DID U KNOW... The most expensive bottle of Champagne Costs over $2 MILLION! Designer Alexander Amosu teamed up with Swarovski to create the world’s most expensive bottle of bubbly for a “unnamed” private client. Handcrafted from 18-carat solid gold and with a...

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MARILYN MONROE & CHAMPAGNE

DID U KNOW... That Marilyn Monroe, at least once, took a bath in Champagne. According to her biographer, 350 bottles of Champers were used to fill up her bath tub. NOW U KNOW...

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PROOF

Did U Know...In order to determine whether their rum had been watered down more than it should be, sailors would occasionally mix gunpowder with their liquor and attempt to light it on fire. If the mix refused to flame up, they knew it had been watered down too much....

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MAGELLAN LIKED HIS SHERRY

DID U KNOW...Famous explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus traveled with a large amount of sherry on board their ships during their historic journeys. In fact, Magellan reportedly spent more on sherry than he spent on weapons for his 1519 trip around...

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BOOZE & CAVEMEN

DID U KNOW...Discovery of late Stone Age jugs suggest that intentionally fermented beverages existed at least as early as the Neolithic period (about 10,000 BC). So this means we've been drinking since the beginning of time! NOW U KNOW

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LABOR DAY FACTS

DID U KNOW...Labor Day in Canada began in1872 .The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.In the late 1800s the...

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WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE VODKA

DID U KNOW...You can have a bottle of the world´s most expensive vodka for just mere 3.75 million dollars. “The Billionare Vodka“ is first ice-filtered, then filtered through Nordic birch charcoal and lastly passed through sand made from crushed diamonds and gems. It...

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FIRE BREATHER

DID U KNOW...Paul Domenech, 34, was arrested for drunk driving, but was found innocent of the charge when he proved before a jury in Tampa, Florida, that the alcohol officers had smelled on his breath was from the mixture of rubbing alcohol and gasoline that he had...

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4TH OF JULY FACTS

1) Jefferson's original draft of the declaration of independence was lost and the one eventually signed is the "engrossed" document 2) According to author Kenneth C. Davis, July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it's celebrated on the fourth because that's when...

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SOUTH KOREA DRINKS ALOT

DID U KNOW....What country drinks the most alcohol? The dubious honor goes to South Korea, who, according to a 2011 World Health Organization study, drinks more hard spirits than anywhere else — and is where Jinro soju comes from, the best-selling spirit on the...

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KENTUCKY DERBY FACTS

DID U KNOW...Each year, about 120,000 mint juleps are consumed at Churchill Downs. The official drink of the Derby is traditionally made with Kentucky bourbon, simple syrup, crushed ice, powered sugar and mint. There have been 19 winning horses in the Kentucky Derby...

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CINCO DE MAYO

DID U KNOW...Literally "the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much...

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GOVERNMENT & LIQUOR TAXES

DID U KNOW...It is estimated that the federal government takes in 14 times more in taxes on distilled spirits than producers of the products earn making them. That does not include what states and localities additionally take in taxes on the same products. NOW U KNOW

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ANDREW JACKSON

DID I KNOW...ANDREW Jackson was involved in as many as 100 duels, most of which were fought to defend the honor of his wife, Rachel. He was shot in the chest in a duel in 1806 and took a bullet in the arm in a bar fight with Missouri Sen. Thomas Hart Benton in 1813....

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SHORTEST ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

DID U KNOW...Not every city goes all-out in its celebratory efforts. From 1999 to 2007, the Irish village of Dripsey proudly touted that it hosted the Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the World. The route ran for 26 yards between two pubs. Today, Hot Springs,...

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“SHOT” OF WHISKEY

DID U KNOW..In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six gun cost 12 cents, so did a shot of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "SHOT" of whiskey. Know U Know

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LEAP YEAR FACTS

DID U KNOW...Why we have leap years? The earth revolves around the sun every 365 days and six hours, which means we accumulate an extra day every four years. If we didn't add that day to our calendars, they'd get out of whack with the seasons, and at some point we'd...

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COLOR OF WINE & ORIGIN

DID U KNOW...One of the things that you can tell by looking at the color of the wine, is the region and climate where the grape vine is located. Darker shades of wine, namely the darkest reds and yellow whites come from warm climates. Lighter colors come from cooler...

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AL CAPONE’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY JAN 25TH

DID U KNOW...Jan 25th is the anniversary of Al Capone's death. Here are some interesting facts about his car: The 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan armor plated car had 3,000lbs of steel armor fitted and a bulletproof gas tank The car was green with black fenders (same...

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FREDDY THE GREAT

DID U KNOW...Frederick the Great of Prussia tried to ban the consumption of coffee and demanded that the populace drink alcohol instead. NOW U KNOW

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TARANTULA BEER?

DID U KNOW....Breweries  are constantly trying to invent innovative ideas. Sometimes, however, breweries take this a little too far. In Cambodia, for example, a popular beer is a Tarantula Brandy, containing rice liquor and “flavored” with dead tarantulas! NOW U...

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PROHIBITION TIDBITS

DID U KNOW...Prohibition clearly benefited some people. Notorious bootlegger Al Capone made $60,000,000...that's sixty million dollars...per year (untaxed!) while the average industrial worker earned less than $1,000 per year.  But not everyone benefited. By the time...

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WALGREENS, WHISKEY & Prohibition

DID U KNOW...During the Prohibition era, the U.S. government's ban on alcohol sales did not include whiskey prescribed by a doctor and sold in pharmacies. This exemption was one of the chief reasons behind the exponential growth of the Walgreens pharmacy chain, which...

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TV DINNERS WERE A THANKSGIVING MISTAKE!

DID U KNOW...TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving -- by 26 TONS! Some industrious soul came up with a brilliant plan: Why not slice up the meat and repackage with some...

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Mary Had a Little Lamb & Thanksgiving?

 DID U KNOW...That Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the tireless efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. Her other claim to fame? She also wrote the nursery rhyme, "Mary had a Little Lamb." NOW U...

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Prohibition in Mississippi?

DID U KNOW... Even though prohibition ended in 1933,one state didn’t end its version of Prohibition until 1966. Mississippi decided to keep its Prohibition laws for another three decades. As of 2004, half of Mississippi’s counties were dry. Currently, 17 states don’t...

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WHO DRINKS THE MOST RED WINE?

DID U KNOW..The Chinese drank their way to a record 155 million 9-litre cases of red wine in 2013, thereby surpassing the French whose consumption decreased by 18 % to 150 million cases. The increasing popularity of red wine in China is largely due to the fact that...

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ANCIENT HANGOVER CURES

DID U KNOW..... To cure hangovers, the ancient Greek ate cabbages while  ancient Romans ate fried canaries. Makes you wonder how they fried canaries in the old days. NOW U KNOW

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ORIGIN OF THE MOJITO

DID U KNOW.... One of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks, the Mojito was born out of the necessity to mask the taste of rotgut rum. The story goes that Cuban farmers would add lime, sugarcane juice, and a whole lot of mint to the cheap booze to create what is now...

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WINE DOESN’T MAKE U FAT

DID U KNOW... Wine does not affect your waistline at all. In fact recent studies showed that “women who routinely drank moderate amounts of alcohol, totaling about one drink per day, carried almost 10 pounds less body fat than women who did not drink at all”. Experts...

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WHY OLD NO 7?

DID U KNOW... There are many theories as to what the No. 7 represents on Jack Daniels Bottles. Here’s is another: Jack Daniels and his six friends invented the No7 whiskey; therefore, No. 7 stands as a tribute to his friends. NOW U KNOW

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GIN & TONIC CURES MALARIA?

DID U KNOW...During the mid-1800s, British citizens and soldiers in India needed a way to protect themselves from malaria. It was discovered that cinchona bark, which produced quinine that could prevent and treat malaria, was the answer. By the 1840s, Slate reports,...

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JACK DANIELS OLD #7

DID U KNOW...There are many theories as to what the No. 7 represents Here’s just 1 of them: A shipment marked No. 7 was lost. The first part of it sold so quickly that the sellers requested more of the No. 7. When JD found the lost portion of the shipment, they...

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OKTOBERFEST IS BREWED IN MARCH?

DID U KNOW...Oktoberfest is a style of lager that dates back to 16th century Bavaria. It's also called “Märzen” (German for “March”) because of the old brew cycle, which involved making the beer in spring and storing it until fall.  6 Million people attend Oktoberfest...

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WHY ANCIENT EGYPTIANS DIDN’T DRINK WINE

DID U KNOW...An ancient civilization that did not like wine was Egypt. The old kings avoided wine from the belief that the red alcoholic beverage is actually the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. This is why, according to the egyptians, what makes...

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WINE WAS A MISTAKE

DID U KNOW...It is supposed that wine originally fermented by mistake. Native yeasts accidentally came in contact with grapes stored in containers, turning the sugars in the grapes into alcohol. The rest is history. NOW U KNOW

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JACK DANIELS DEATH

DID U KNOW... Jack Daniels died as result of kicking his safe. Unable to open the safe in his office, Mr. Jack kicked it in frustration. This blow broke his toe and infection set in, leading to his untimely death in 1911. NOW U KNOW Keep in the loop with the ULM App....

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MAKING WINE FROM GRAPE JUICE ?

?DID U KNOW...During the prohibition period in the United States, grape juice concentrate manufacturers took advantage of the big drinking lust Americans had and put a great warning sticker on their product saying “After you mix the concentrate with water, please do...

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BOOZE CRUISE

DID U KNOW... National Prohibition led to a boom in the cruise industry. By taking what were advertised as "cruises to nowhere," people could legally consume alcohol as soon as the ship entered international waters where they would typically cruise in circles. The...

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NOW THAT’S EXPENSIVE

DID U KNOW THAT... A restaurant liquor license in Philadelphia will set you back $35,000? Although that's expensive, it's a bargain compared to obtaining one in Evesham Township (New Jersey) at over $475,000 or one in Mount Laurel (New Jersey) at over $675,000. No...

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Hefeweizens

DID U KNOW... Going back as far as the Middle Ages, Hefeweizens are one of Germany’s most celebrated styles of wheat beer. Hefeweizen, which translates to “yeast wheat,” is a cloudy, unfiltered brew that has a distinctly fruity—yet spicy—scent. Often lightly hopped...

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