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Little Known Facts About Beer

#1 IN THE MIDDLE AGES, MANY PEOPLE CHOSE TO DRINK BEER RATHER THAN WATER BECAUSE THE ALCOHOL MADE IT SAFER
This very idea is still going on. In foreign countries, the water might not be safe. A cerveza or lager might do the body well.

#2 IN A POLL OF ADULTS WHO DRINK, 54% OF U.S MEN CLAIM BEER AS THEIR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMPARED TO 27% OF WOMEN
Sometimes a good brew will do us right more than a glass of wine or a shot.

#3 ANDRE THE GIANT COULD DRINK 119 BEERS IN SIX HOURS
Andre the Giant was not only a beast in the ring but he could chug down some beers. Wow, what a record! RIP big guy.

#4 “RULE OF THUMB” CAME FROM BEER BREWERS, WHO WOULD STICK THEIR THUMBS INTO THE MIX TO FIND OUT IF THE TEMPERATURE WAS RIGHT FOR ADDING YEAST
Very interesting. While the history of the term may have been lost, it’s funny how it’s a phrase that means something else in our culture.

#5 “MIND YOUR P’S AND Q’S” COMES FROM WHEN PEOPLE WOULD GET ROWDY AT A BAR, AND THE HOST WOULD TELL THEM TO MIND THEIR PINTS AND QUARTS
Funny how we would always hear this as young ones. It makes being an adult, but being told that as a kid? The mind wanders.

#6 PROHIBITION LASTED 13 YEARS, 10 MONTHS, 19 DAYS, 17 HOURS, AND 32 1/2 MINUTES; FDR ENDED IT BY SAYING “WHAT AMERICA NEEDS NOW IS A DRINK”
We can only imagine what this guy was doing to countdown the days to the end of prohibition. I’m pretty sure “It’s happy hour somewhere” may have been influenced from him. L

#7 THE CZECH REPUBLIC DRINKS BY FAR THE MOST BEERS PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD, FOLLOWED BY GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND IRELAND
It’s quite astounding that the number for the Czechs comes out to 208.1 beers (of 21.4 oz bottles) per person per year. Man, think of all the college parties and keggers.

#8 IN 2003, PETA LOBBIED WISCONSIN GOVERNOR JIM DOYLE TO CHANGE WISCONSIN’S STATE BEVERAGE FROM MILK TO BEER
Can you just imagine what St. Paddy’s Day what look like after the state beverage became beer. Wooooo (insert Rick Flair voice). Apparently, beer has  health benefits including boosting brain health and bone strength.

#9 ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, BEER IS THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BEVERAGE
This is not surprising, and I’m sure you can find some bar buddies to discuss this survey over a tall pint!

#10 THE MAYFLOWER LANDED AT PLYMOUTH ROCK BECAUSE IT RAN OUT OF BEER
While the goal for pilgrims was landing at the Hudson River, running out of beer is a problem. Interestingly enough beer was preferred to fresh water due to it being more reliable during overseas travel.

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Best Disney Movie Sequels

#1 POCAHONTAS 2: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD
While it’s not the smash hit of the original, Pocahontas 2 makes a better attempt at giving more the historical integrity of her story. We know that John Smith wasn’t Pocahontas’ love interest in reality, but it made for a nice and fun Disney movie.

#2 THE RETURN OF JAFAR
While it had some good points, the real drawback was the relative low quality and the annoying bird, Iago.

#3 THE SANTA CLAUSE 2
The sequel to one of Disney’s greatest Christmas movies because it brings us twice as many laughs and silly moments as the first.

#4 THE JUNGLE BOOK 2
A very entertaining sequel to the classic tale has the typical “grass is greener” plotline to it but for this movie, it fits perfectly.

#5 THE LITTLE MERMAID 2: RETURN TO THE SEA
Several years after the first movie, it showcases Ariel and Eric’s daughter Melody. Just seeing the headstrong and adorable Melody makes this worth watching.

#6 THE LION KING 2: SIMBA’S PRIDE
This movie focuses on the daughter of Simba and Nala. She gets into the same trouble her father did in his early years. It makes for an enjoyable family film.

#7 TOY STORY 2
This is a timeless sequel. We didn’t know if the vibes would hit off again after the first one. The cool thing is we got to a view into the identity of Woody.

#8 THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL’S BEGINNING
Here’s the here we get an in-depth look about Ariel’s mother and get to know her sisters a little better. Also, it shows some of the flaws and reasoning   of Ariel. Not to mention, the deep understanding of King Triton.

#9 AN EXTREMELY GOOFY MOVIE
The over-the-top film showed the idea of a broken family, the value of relationships and learning to love people enough to let them lead their own lives. Of course, it was funny film but showed a deeper side like parents going back to college and children learning to see their parents in a different light.

#10 MULAN 2
The first Mulan film was a great setup for an excellent sequel. The story gives a great lesson about following your heart.

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Shocking: True Historical Facts

#1 CLEOPATRA LIVED CLOSER IN TIME TO THE MOON LANDING THAN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PYRAMID OF GIZA
It blows my mind how these small things can impact how we move! Think of how fast we’re developing and what that’ll look like in 2,000 years!

#2 IT TOOK 20,000 PEOPLE 22 YEARS TO BUILD THE TAJ MAHAL
Wow, all of those people! Sure, it’s the pinnacle of human achievement and will remain as such until the end of time, but Shah Jahan was a bit selfish for making all those people work on one tribute for his late wife!

#3 THE BEST SELLING BOOK OF THE 15TH CENTURY WAS AN EROTIC BOOK CALLED THE TALE OF THE TWO LOVERS, WRITTEN BY NONE OTHER THAN POPE PIUS II

Of course, he wasn’t inducted until 2  decades after his romance was published. But that brings a bit of an uncomfortable thought of the current pope. What if he was behind “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Awkward, right?!

#4 KARL MARX WAS ONCE A CORRESPONDENT FOR THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE
Just imagine if this information received more light when Americans were hunting down Communists like witches.

#5 THE SHORTEST WAR IN HISTORY WAS BETWEEN ZANZIBAR AND ENGLAND IN 1896. ZANZIBAR SURRENDERED AFTER 38 MINUTES
Even though the origin of the war was a bit boring, 500 casualties were sustained in that short time before Zanzibar surrendered. Wow!

#6 THE SALUTE COMES FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES, WHEN KNIGHTS WOULD RAISE THEIR VISORS TO REVEAL THEIR IDENTITY
Wow, who knew?! We always thought it was a silly gesture. It’s pretty awesome that it has that warrior reference.

#7 JOHN F. KENNEDY, ANTHONY BURGESS, ALDOUS HUXLEY, AND C.S. LEWIS ALL DIED ON THE SAME DAY

It’s quite amazing that these prolific writers all died on November 22, like JFK. Without the writers, we wouldn’t have “A Clockwork Orange,” “Brave New World,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

#8 NAPOLEON WAS ACTUALLY 5’6″, THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF A FRENCHMAN FOR THE DAY
The funny thing is that while the Napoleon Complex may live on, he’s not as short as we generally consider him. The comparison may be toward his Imperial Guards, who were strikingly tall.

#9 THE UNSTABLE ROMAN EMPEROR CALIGULA AT ONE POINT TURNED HIS PALACE INTO A BROTHEL AND FORCED ARISTOCRATIC WOMEN TO SELL THEMSELVES
Of course, this isn’t the only twisted thing that happened. It just landed as the most controversial.

#10 CELTIC WARRIORS SOMETIMES FOUGHT THEIR BATTLES NAKED, THEIR BODIES COVERED IN BLUE PAINT

Armor would be the suitable choice. But we bet the naked tactic sure caught some enemies off guard.

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5 Beautiful Places to Visit in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is one of the top destinations in Brazil. The city offers great activities, such as hang-gliding, trekking, and nightlife. After all of this adventure, kick back at Copacabana and Ipanema.

Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco
Are you looking for a luxurious beach? Not only do you have a place to relax, but you can take in unique wildlife. This natural aquarium has beautiful looking fish, which makes it perfect for snorkeling.

Whether you go horseback riding or practice some Capoeira on the beach, it’s a nice place to get some reprieve from the world.

Lençóis National Park, Maranhão
Lençóis is the perfect dichotomy of light and dark; dry and wet; sweet and sour. During the dry season, you have this desert-like atmosphere. However, there are lagoons under the sand that come out after dry season, which show off an exotic species of fish.

Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul
Pantanal has the world’s largest wetland and is the place to go if you love animals. It’s a serene place with incredible landscapes and variety of birds to watch. Also, you’ll see reptiles and jaguars in their natural setting.

Salvador, Bahia
Not only is Salvador the first colonial capital of Brazil and one of the oldest cities in both North- and South America, it has an incredible energy. It’s party central with its extravagant street party and massive carnival. If the party life tires you out, you can look forward to the rich music and architectural culture.

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Best Places to Visit in Denmark

1. The Kronborg Castle near Halsingor
The Kronborg castle is a top-notch place to visit. It’s not only a famous castle, but William Shakespeare’s inspiration for “Elsinore” for his classic play, Hamlet. Millions of tourists still visit Kronborg yearly.

Fact: In Danish the castle’s name is Kronborg Slot.  The King’s Chamber was located directly above the  main entrance of the castle, so he can keep an eye incoming visitors.  Hamlet was performed in the castle on the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

2. The Oresund Bridge Connecting Denmark and Sweden
This is location that’s hard to miss. It’s  a scenic, 10-mile bridge that connects to Sweden and Denmark. Over 60,000 travelers either drive or catch a train there everyday. You pay a toll on the Swedish side of the Oresund bridge before crossing over.

Fun Fact about the Oresund Bridge: The local name “Øresundsbron” combines the Danish word “Øresundsbroen” and the Swedish word “Öresundsbron,”. Both of them mean Oresund Bridge in English.

3. The Original Legoland in Billund
Since 1968, the block-based amusement park has offered many Denmark visitors family-fun for old and young each year. It keeps people coming back for more each year with their countless attractions, exhibits, and thrill rides. Legoland is a bucket list goal you need to check off on your trip to Denmark.

Fact: A lot of people don’t realize that the Legoland in Denmark is the original, not the one in San Diego, California!

4. The old town of Arhus, Denmark
If you’re looking for that old historic town feel, here’s a location you should check out. Take a day to have a side adventure to view the rich culture this place offers. Enjoy the local shops, the beautiful home architecture, and food and drink. The great thing about this is it caters to travelers. You’ll get 50% off Old Town admission from January until March. An added incentive is your children under 18 get in for free.

Fact: If you like less of a crowd, visit around August because kids are heading back to school.

5. The Island of Bornholm
Bronholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea. This place east of Denmark and south of Sweden, has the right it’s nickname “Pearl of the Baltic”. You’ll have a scenic feel with beautiful beaches, bicycle paths, and architecture from the 1800’s.

Fact: It has an excellent public transportation system. You can take buses, bicycles, and Danish taxis to get to Bornholm.