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Useless Trivia Volume Deux

Weird and wonderful facts from jca_lbi
Fun & Humour November 14, 2002      
Written by jcalbi

Medford, NEW JERSEY -

Well folks you asked for them (all right maybe you didn’t) so here is the next installment of useless information designed occupy both your time and bandwidth.

On October 17 of 1814, a rupture in a brewery tank containing 3,500 barrels of beer caused a flood of fatal proportions in the London parish of St. Giles. The wave of beer swept victims off their feet, dashed them against walls, and buried them under debris. Two houses were demolished in the sea of beer suddenly loosed upon town, and nine people lost their lives in the flood of suds.

The first beer cans were produced in 1935.
(editor’s note- I believe it was Kruger Brewing of Newark, NJ and it was a flat top)

In 1788, Ale was proclaimed "the proper drink for Americans" at a parade in New York City.

The Budweiser Clydesdales weight up to 2,300 pounds and stand nearly 6 feet at the shoulder.

12 oz of a typical American pale lager actually has fewer calories than 2 percent milk or apple juice.

Quotable Quotes

The easiest way to spot a wanker in a pub is to look around and find who's drinking a Corona with a slice of lemon in the neck.--Warwick Franks

Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.--Lady Astor to Winston Churchill

Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.--His reply

People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot.--Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.--Dean Martin

Everybody has to believe in something.....I believe I'll have another drink.--W.C. Fields

Tidbits from Canada

Canadian companies have been responsible for two of the most significant developments in brewing techniques in centuries — continuous malting and continuous brewing.

52 percent of the retail price of beer is taxes, the third-highest tax rate in the world behind Norway and Finland.

The volume of beer sold in Canada in 2000 would more than fill the SkyDome.

During the alcohol advertising ban of the 1930s a lager beer brewed in Hamilton, Ontario, became well known for its catchy slogan: "Spell it backwards". The name of the brew: Regal.



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