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The average American consumes 47.3 gallons of soda/pop, 26.5 gallons of coffee, and 23.1 gallons of beer annually.

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I had "Monster Ale" and "Bigfoot Ale", those are barley wine style ales that have IBUs as hight as 90. Not for wimps!

A lot of common US beers range from 10 to 30 IBUs, because hops are expensive.

While looking at all the different IBUs, I found reference to 20 degrees Plato! Turns out it is a reference to density as a %age of sucrose by weight - it is useful for brewers as a measure of the amount of fermentable materials - there appears to be a non-linear relationship between the degs Plato and alcohol content.

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61 pages... I hope this wasn't mentioned already.
In 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a book called Gadsby without using the letter 'e'. He didn't cheat by using '*' instead of 'e'. He never used a word with 'e' in it once, and the book (for it's time) made sence. It was over 50,000 words long!

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15,139 - the number of words in the longest palidromic sentence.

A man, a plan, a caddy, Ore, Lee, tsuba, Thaine, a lair, ... (rest here) ..., Hell, a burial, Aeniah, Tabu, Steele, Roydd, a canal, Panama.

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"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy (English translation) contains 560,000 words. However, "Marienbad My Love" by Mark Leach beats this with 17 million words

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I have only tried Budweiser once and no other American beers to tell the truth, though I have sampled many German/Bavarian (you know that region, over there...) English and Australian brews plus one or two from Asia. And by comparison the "Bud" is somewhat like making love in a canoe. "F***ing close to water"

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The best selling beer in the world used to be "Bud Light", the really watery stuff from Budwiser. However in November 2008 is was toppled by a Chinese beer called "Snow".

The monthly beer magazine Beeradvocate gave "Snow" a D describing it as "unimpressive" and "extremely drinkable, like water". So now you can see that the watered down stuff sells best!

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Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

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It is speculated that the first drinking straws were made by ancient Egyptian brewers. They needed to taste beer that was still brewing, without disturbing the fermenting ingredients floating on the top.

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Currently, most medical insurance companies will not commit to not raising your insurance premiums after you have donated a kidney (heck they won't even offer you free checkups or discount for your altruism).

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The winter of 1932 was so cold in America that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

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The winter of 1932 was so cold in America that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

And when the falls stopped, people woke up saying "what's that sound" - it was the sound of silence (and the words of the prophet were written on subway walls)

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In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.

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Until the around 18th century common people(even the kids) drunk beer instead of water. Water was often polluted with germs, beer was cooked...

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Buzz Aldrin, finally had enough of the loony moon-landing deniers, punched out a twit that demanded he swear on a stack of bibles that he landed on the moon. The police refused to accept the assault complaint from the twit who whined about how nobody believed him and laughed at him.

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Until the around 18th century common people(even the kids) drunk beer instead of water. Water was often polluted with germs, beer was cooked...

Beer then also tended to have a lower alcohol content and some of which was also considered sour by the modern pallet.

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Buzz Aldrin, finally had enough of the loony moon-landing deniers, punched out a twit that demanded he swear on a stack of bibles that he landed on the moon. The police refused to accept the assault complaint from the twit who whined about how nobody believed him and laughed at him.

I found a nice piece on the MythBusters and the Lunar deniers - note the last few minutes where you get to see Buzz punch the denier out.

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There was a story in Southern California a few years ago when the founder of the Flat Earth Society died (where else would it be from). They believe that the moon walk, etc. was produced in Hollywood. The original website offered a statement from the wife of the founder, as "proof" that the world is flat. It was something like, she was originally from Australia and had never hung upside down on the bottom of the earth. A Google shows that this society is still alive and well, but now on alaska.net http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm As a co-worker says, 'Alaska is the new South'. but this is also how we know that we live in a free country.

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Monks brewing beer in the Middle Ages were allowed to drink five quarts of beer a day.

One would guess that shortly thereafter the vow of slience and loose robes became popular.

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In the US, enough pizza to cover 78 acres is consumed every day to go along with all that beer.

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The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a 'motor' only one-millionth of an inch in diameter. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent.

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The terms 'Alpha male' and 'alpha female' are wrt wolf packs is wrong - that came from a report 30 years ago - the pack supports the breeding pair so the pack leaders are the chosen by parenthood

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The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.

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LadderMills, developed by Professor Wubbo Ockels – perhaps most famous for being the first Dutch astronaut in space - are rotating loops of kites which catch the wind at a height of 10 kilometres. The wind is twenty times more powerful at this height than at ground level. The LadderMills are attached to a generator on the ground by means of a cable.

A picture is here http://www.lr.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=8d16d19a-e942-45aa-9b52-48deb9312e92&lang=en

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