Saturday, September 01, 2018

10,000 Years of Cheers

For your reading enjoyment:

10,000 Years

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...

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