Beer and coffee, aiding writers for centuries.
If you sip on Russian vodka at parties, you can thank Vladimir the Great. Legend has it that the primary reason that Vlad rejected Islam as the state religion was because Islam…
Beverages. Refreshments. Libations. Regardless of what you call them, drinks are an essential part of human life and can vary greatly in terms of look, taste, and type. Here’s a look at some of the world’s craziest drinks, most expensive, and most unbelievable drinks:
Craziest Drinks: Oldest Drink
Before bread, there was beer. The favored drink of millions was mentioned in the written history of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and dates back to the 5th millennium BC. It is believed that beer was discovered by chance, when people stumbled across grain that had naturally fermented. What we know about the history of beer today is a combination of early records and careful speculation.
While the intentions of prohibition proponents were often based on innocuous Christian maxims, the national outcome was markedly less holy. During World War One, the Anti-Saloon League was successful in achieving a nationwide prohibition of the sale and production of alcohol..and ushering in a new wave of organized crime. Ultimately, prohibition came to a much-needed close with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933. With that said, getting sloshed in public was still considered a poor sign of public decorum.
The second part of All That Is Interesting’s series on the world’s craziest bars:
Sugarloaf Kiosk, Brazil
Sugarloaf Kiosk’s bar isn’t as crazy as the effort you have to make to get there. Located in Rio de Janeiro, the mountain-top bar is only accessible via two ways: a 75-passenger cable car ride or a steep 1, 296 foot climb to reach the summit.
Floyd’s Pelican Bar, Jamaica