1. Most fruit and vegetables contain small amounts of alcohol. Don't worry, you won't get drunk my eating an apple; there's less that 0.1% ABV in fruit juice.
2. Astronomers have found alcohol in space. That's right. There may be aliens out there. Intoxicated Aliens.
3. In the U.S., about 5,000 people under 21 die from alcohol related incidents. Yes, that's just underage people; thousands more die from alcohol related incidents yearly. That's too many.
4. In Ohio, getting a fish drunk is illegal. Likewise, you cannot feed Moose alcohol in Alaska. I'd like to know the story behind this one...
5. A pint of beer(12oz), a glass of wine(5oz), and a shot of liquor(1.5oz) all contain the same amount of alcohol. It's called a standard drink.
6. It only takes 6 minutes for the brain to react to alcohol. That's like, 2 songs. But it can take hours for alcohol to leave the system.
7. When you black out, you don't really forget what happens. Your brain just loses the ability to create memories. Kinda scary.
If a person is blacked out, they may still be functioning, but are incapable of remembering anything that may have happened. Blackouts can lead to major brain damage.
8. In the Prohibition era, some senators and congressmen had their own bootleggers.
9. Binge drinking is considered 5 or more drinks for females and 4 or more drinks for males over a period of 2 hours. This could put a person over the legal limit, at risk for alcohol poisoning, or much worse.
Eating before drinking, drinking water, and giving alcohol a break can help reduce your risk
10. Although alcohol can help a person "loosen up", it's a depressant. And can shut down parts of your brain. And can dehydrate you. And make you vomit. And can cause dizziness. And depression. And organ failure. Maybe death. So yeah...think about that.
About 300 College students die from alcohol poisoning each year.
11. A typical person can metabolize one standard drink an hour. So if you pace yourself with non-alcoholic drinks and food, it's much safer.
More than 150,000 students develop health problems from over-consuming alcohol.
12. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and had several taverns.
13. Watching how your drink is prepared, holding your drink at all times, and avoiding large mouth cups are just a few ways to keep your drink safe.
More than 70,000 college age people are sexually assaulted when alcohol is involved. Drink safe and keep the people around you safe. You should always have a designated sober driver. Drinking with others and people you trust is a great way to stay safe while drinking