How Alcohol Played a Key Role in Warfare around the World

For centuries alcohol has always played an important, and sometimes decisive, role  in warfare. As it brought the troups moral and courage in many armies the intake of booze was allowed or even stimulated. Other commanders believed it was best to keep their troops as sober as possible, so they wouldn’t go out of control.…

Mark Twain, the drunken father of American literature

If there was ever a functioning drunkard it must have been Mark Twain (1835-1910). In our list of historical drunks there are some  examples of troubled minds, but that was absolutely not the case for this American author. Fellow writer and heavy drinker William Faulkner would describe Twain as ‘The Father of American Literature’. His…

President Obama brings back homebrewing to the White House

While most people in the United States were getting crazy over the Superbowl, it’s possible you missed the most important American tv-moment of the day. In an exclusive interview with NBC News president Barack Obama shared a beer with reporter Savannah Guthrie (see video below). But not just any beer, under his rule homebrew made a remarkable…

Cougar teachers arrested for drinking and fucking with students

Two American highschool teachers were arrested this Saturday for having drunken beach orgies with students. Now before you jump to conclusions, these were female teachers in their 30’s and the students were teenage boys. So basically these cougars were locked up for making teenage dreams come true. In a just world Melody Lippert (38) and…