After a long day at work many of us like to sit in the couch and pop up a beer. Every gulp is refreshing and leaves a happy feeling. But do you know there is more in that small bottle of beer than you can imagine. Here are some of the most interesting facts about beer you probably did not know. After a long day at work many of us like to sit in the couch and pop up a beer. Every gulp is refreshing and leaves a happy feeling. But do you know there is more in that small bottle of beer than you can imagine. Here are some of the most interesting facts about beer you probably did not know.
№ 1 The oldest recipe for beer belongs to the Sumerians. And it is actually 4,000-year-old. This is maybe the second oldest beverage after water.
№2Have you ever wondered how the Egyptians were able to build the Pyramids? Well, they used a little help from a certain drink – beer. There is evidence that workers at Giza received about 4 liters of beer a day. And actually this kept them going.
№ 3Again in Egypt, beer was healthier drink than water. This was so because beer contained antimicrobial ethanol and water in Nile was polluted.
№ 4Only in Britain, 93,000 liters of beer are lost. Do not think that people intentionally want to lose beer. Actually they are lost in facial hair, A.K.A beards. Guys in Britain should be more careful.
№ 5 The word “beer” derives from the Latin name of the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, and the word “vis” which means strength. № 6Do you know that marihuana and beer have something in common? Hops, the agents to which we own the bitter taste of the beer, belong to the family Cannabaceae and this makes marihuana their close cousin. Talk about legal drugs…
№ 7A lot of experiments have been conducted. Some of them are quite unusual. In the 18th century a naturalist called John Lubbock conducted an interesting experiment with beer. He actually gave beer to some ants so he can study their behavior while they are drunk.
№ 8 And what actually happened when sober ant met the drunk ones? Nothing more than a friendly gesture – they were brought back home to sleep in off. But that happened only when the ants were from the same nest. If sober ants happen to stumbled upon drunk strangers, they just tossed them off.
№ 9 Your political views dictate your choice of beer. As odd as it may sound, a research found that Conservatives prefer domestic pours such, as Busch and imports like Guinness.
№ 10The study and practice of yeast fermentation in brewing is called Zymurgy which is also the last word in many dictionaries.
In conclusion, everything ends with a beer. Cheers!