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Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:05:48 EDT
Abraham Lincoln observed that "It has long been recognized
that the problems with alcohol elate not to the use of a
bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing."
Chicha, an alcohol beverage which has been made for
thousands of years in Central and South America, begins
with people chewing grain and spitting into a vat. An enzyme
in saliva changes starch in the grain to sugar, which then
The U.S. has the strictest youth drinking laws in Western
high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to
their students who choose to drink.
Early recipes for beer included such ingredients as poppy
seeds, mushrooms, aromatics, honey, sugar, bay leaves,
butter and bread crumbs.
While in some countries the penalty for driving while
intoxicated can be death (yes, death), in Uruguay
intoxication is a legal excuse for having an accident
while driving. "Please believe me officer, I really was
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas
because it contains a recipe for making beer that can be
used at home.