Most people will know Gerard Depardieu as that actor with the strong French accent. From his roles as an illegal immigrant in Green Card to the powerful Gaul Obelix in Asterix & Obelix the Frenchman always delivered a more than decent performance. With dozens of top movies on his name few people would suspect that the actor, who was born in 1948, is actually a major drinker. In a shocking interview with the British newspaper the Daily Mirror in September 2014 he claims he can drink up to 14 bottles of wine a day and still not get drunk. Adding to this impressive numbers: “When I’m bored, I drink.”
Ever wonder why some people can hold their liquor extremely well as where others get drunk from a few glasses? Well, we already explained why some Asians get drunk very fast and why alcoholism is such a big problem among American Indians. Now it’s time to tackle another question: why do Jews hardly drink? It’s a bit of a tough one since we are dealing with both a race and a religion. In practice however both of them in many cases go hand in hand. The holy writings of the Jewish religion (or Judaism) the Torah allows alcohol as long as it’s kosher but demands moderation. Besides that many Jews – like East Asians – genetically have a lower tolerance for alcohol, which makes it impossible to drink like for example Caucasians. The question is now if these two facts are related.
From time to time we like to lighten up your day with a joke. This time it’s one about a drunken man coming home to his wife with some explaining to do. Always a good start of course. Enjoy.
Little things in this world are funnier than to see monkeys drunk. That must have been exactly what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States must have thought. The Washington Times mentions that the NIH spends 3.2 million dollars (2.47 million euros) on a project where monkeys are exposed to huge amounts of alcohol. Of course the American goverment claims that this tax payers money is spent to see how excessive drinking effect the body tissue in the long term. Right, we’re gonna speed things up here a little bit and predict that in a few years we’ll see screaming headlines that a shitload of alcohol every day is bad for the body tissue. Well dear people of the NIH we will take that risk. So if you ever want to take your experiments one step further and try this on people, we’ll be glad to help. Even for half of this 3.2 million we’ll be on the next flight heading to the States. Cheers.
As you know we are always interested in trying new things. Last week both Lords of the Drinks tried to mix vodka with cough syrup, a drink we named the Coughy MacCoughtail. Although we only had one glass each of this cocktail we can honestly say that the result was far beyond our imagination. Even though the thick natural thyme syrup was difficult to mix with the vodka the drink at itself was quite a good. It was sweet with some herbal flavor but still a hint of rough manly alcohol. Stating once more we only drunk one glass each and used all natural syrup, but that being said: guys, do try this at home!
You think that the Ice Bucket Challenge is cool? Well, check the response of British actor Sir Patrick Stewart. This man knows how to make things enjoyable and classy.
Archaeologists have made a stunning discovery in a shipwreck near the coast of Poland; a 200-year old bottle of booze. But wait, it gets better. After running some tests they claim that the content of the stoneware bottle is still drinkable. It’s also the oldest mix drink on the planet, since we are dealing with a mix between hard liquor (vodka or jenever) and water. Maybe not the best cocktail recipe you ever heard of, but with an alcohol percentage of 14 this one liter bottle might still give you a nice buzz.