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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,577
    Only Canucks would spend years on that research


    Caledon, ON


  • eggteetheggteeth Posts: 52
    There was a documentary on The History channel called "How Beer saved The World".  It, laid out arguments (semi-convincing) that beer was responsible for:

    Modern cities and farming, as the Egyptians needed it to collect wheat, etc. to make beer.

    Math.  Egyptians paid pyramid workers in beer and needed a way to track it.  Thus, the birth of math and accounting.

    Re-fridgeration.  Beer companies spent massive amounts on R&D to develop it instead of bringing in huge glaciers from canada by train.  

    Louie Pastour was actually studying why beer went bad when he stumbled onto pastuerization.

    Ending child labor.  Beer companies actually modernized the "ford assembly line" 10 years before Ford, virtually wiping out cruel but necessary use of children in their archaic glass blowing shops.

    American revolution.  Compared pubs to the internet today asused to distribute information/ideas.  British agents were instructed to eavesdrop in pubs or to go sip, and thus the origin of the word gossip.  The melody of the Star Spangled banner is identical to that of a drinking song pubs would make people sing to prove they were sober enough for another.

    There were also some things about beer being safer to drink than water, and I think some link to penacillin.  There were several more, but I can't remember all of them.

    Fascinating stuff.
  • nashbamanashbama Posts: 102
    edited March 2013
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin.

    Well, he didn't really say that but It still sounds cool.

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 3,169
    Reminds me of an old joke.  

    Why did God invent beer?  To prevent the Irish from taking over the Earth.  
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Only Canucks would spend years on that research
    It's a lot better than some of the research US tax dollars have gone towards these days...
    Dunedin, FL
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,279
    Beer makes you smart, always knew that to be true. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,964
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,632
    Beer, "It's what's for breakfast", add chocolate chip cookies and you have the breakfast of champions :)
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,658
    iT iS lInked tO mINe
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GezrGezr Posts: 153
    Beer makes you smart, always knew that to be true. 
    Beer enables ugly people to have sex.

    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,882
    Beer. Helping white people dance
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,868
    Oh, kermit

  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    @skiddymarker if beer made you smart, I would be a freaking genius!



     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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