Personally, as someone who hasn’t had a drop of alcohol in almost 12 years, number one on this list should be enough to stop anyone from having another drink ever. “1 Sobering disclaimer: The family of compounds known as alcohols are all toxins that can kill you, whether instantly, quickly, or gradually.” A driving home the danger of drinking, a Flying corks can cause retina detachment, double vision, and blindness!
2 Yet one of them—ethyl alcohol, or ethanol—is a staple of the human diet. Archaeologist Patrick McGovernspeculates that fermented beverages were made as early as 100,000 years ago, when people first spread out of Africa.
3 The seeds Johnny Appleseed sold to farmers throughout Ohio and Indiana produced apples that were inedible, but perfect for making hard cider.