My favourite part:
“This leads to the great theory of human history: that we didn’t start farming because we wanted food – there was loads of food around,” says Mark Forsyth, in his book A Short History of Drunkenness. “We started farming because we wanted to booze.”
Wait. I may have been too quick to form that opinion. This is even better:
“The first alcohol in space was a small flask of communion wine carried on Apollo 11 by Buzz Aldrin in 1969.”
As if I didn't already admire the hell out of Buzz Aldrin...