13th December 2007

Think You Can Break These Records?

I know you’ve all been wondering, and the answer is YES… There are documented drinking records, some of them having stood since as far back as 1977.  Here are the Top 7:

1.        Fastest Beer Guzzler -            1 Liter in 1.3 sec

2.        Highest Documented BAC -     0.7  or in layman’s terms, 17 TIMES the legal limit!

3.        Fastest Beer Bottle Opener -   300 bottles in 1 MIN

4.        Longest Working Bartender -   74 years and still going!

5.        Fastest Beer Mile -                 5 Min 40 SEC – Drinking 1 Beer before each lap

6.        Most Pint Glasses Balanced - 75 from his chin!

7.        Carrying Beer Stines -             20 Steins Carried 40 meters

Be Sure to Check out videos and more here: Raising The Bar: The 7 Best Alcohol-Related World Records

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13th December 2007

Winter storm could dump 12 inches of snow on Northeast

Thats the headline on CNN.com… For most of you this means you’ll be pent up in your houses for the next day or so trying to keep warm in front of the fire… But, Might I also suggest a nice hot cocktail as well? What better way to keep warm?  And in case you aren’t all familiar there are 3 types of hot cocktails, Coffee, Tea, & Hot Chocolate – Obvious I know, but aside from adding the standard Rum or Irish Whiskey there are many, more creative, options!

I give you The Alhambra Royale:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Cognac
  • 1 Cup Hot Chocolate
  • 1 Orange Peel
  • 1 tbsp. Whipped Cream

Directions:

Add Orange peel and warm cognac into cup of hot chocolate, stir and top with whipped cream if you so desire.

If thats not good enough for you check this out That’sTheSpirit.com Hot Cocktail Section for plenty of warm alternatives!

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13th December 2007

Airport Security

Since the events of 9/11 I think we’re all too familiar with the strict security measures at airports worldwide and rightfully so… And as if matters weren’t bad enough, another asshole terrorist had to try and bring a liquid bomb on a plane so now we are prohibited from bringing “large quantities of liquid” onto planes… Which brings me to this delectable little anecdote this morning:

“BERLIN – A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing a liter (two pints) of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new carry-on rules, police said Wednesday.”

Apparently, due to such increased security measures, this 64-year-old man was told he could not bring his bottle of vodka onto the plane.  He could only pay a fee to have it checked as cargo, OR throw it away (God Forbid).  Trying to outsmart security he went with super secret option #3, CHUG, CHUG, CHUG!  Like Bluto in Animal House. 

I would like to be able to say that the man just wore it and got on the plane, but sadly that was not the case as he dropped “unable to stand or otherwise function.” A doctor deemed that he had life-threatening alcohol poisoning… To which I say, NO SHIT! Drinking 1 Liter of Vodka in under a minute = alcohol poisoning, enough said.

(For Full Story Click Here)

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