Fun Friday Food Facts 2017 Vol. 30

04/08/2017 - 09:28
As The Great British Beer Festival returns to London's Olympia this month, we have some beer related facts to share with you...

Beer can save you from a nuclear apocalypse. It’s true. In 1956 US scientists exploded an atomic bomb near to the drink to see if it was safe to consume after. To all our delight, it was.

If you’ve ever been to Thailand and wondered why you can sometimes get drunk off 1 beer and others off 4, you’re not alone. Thai beer is unregulated and each bottle therefore has a different ABV (which aren’t printed on bottles) - hence the name of the game “Chang Roulette”.

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

‘I am just going down Oxford Street for a cheeky pint’…..If somebody came out with such a statement today, you’d probably think they must have already had a fair few. But not so in mid 19th century England! In 1852, London’s Oxford Street boasted 38 Pubs! ….there is now only one- the Tottenham, which dates from 1892.

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