Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fun Facts About Your Favorite Pastime - Drinking

As you are all aware, I have not been updating NegativeMode with the ferver with which I once did. I apoligize for this slowdown, and promise you that it will pick back up next week. One of the reasons for said lack of production has been my increased alcoholic consumption in the past two weeks. Having nothing to do (for the most part) and saying good bye to close friends can tend to lead to dinners, drinks, more drinks, hangovers, etc. You all know that. So, in honor of the beverage that we all love so much, here is a list of 113 fun alcohol trivia tidbits. A few of my favorites. . . .
  • Spectators at Indy car races consume more blush wine than the average American, according to interviews of 200,000 adults in the top 75 markets. The inteviews also found that golfers drink domestic beer 64% more often than imported beer and that attendees of R&B, rap or hip-hop concerts are 94% more likely than the average person to drink champagne.
  • There is a cloud of alcohol in outer space with enough alcohol to make four trillion-trillion drinks. It's free for the taking. . . but it's 10,000 light years away from Earth.
  • In old England, a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used by pub patrons. When they wanted a refill, they used the whistle to get service. So when people went drinking, they would "wet their whistle."
MAJOR SHOUT OUT: NegativeMode would like to congratulate the 2005 graduating class of Georgetown University Law Center. Great job, congratulations, and much luck to all of you in the future. It has been a good three years and I know this class will do great things. Keep in touch. . . .

1 comment:

circe said...

scary thing is that I have heard or knew almost all of these before.

Then again..most of my friends awere bartenders and I worked for a few months at a microbrewery in college. I know how to make REALLY bad beer.