20 Funny Proverbs from Holland about Drinking

The Dutch language is full of funny proverbs. Many of them sound quite ridiculous when translated literally into English. For example when somebody gets a nasty surprise in Holland “the monkey is coming out of the sleeve”. Or when somebody is trying to hide being upset he is “laughing like a farmer with a toothache”.…

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.…