Why A Grape Turns Into A Fireball In A Microwave


THE INTERNET IS full of videos of thoughtful people setting things on fire. Here’s a perennial favorite: Cleave a grape in half, leaving a little skin connecting the two hemispheres. Blitz it in the microwave for five seconds. For one glorious moment, the grape halves will produce a fireball unfit for domestic life.

 

This European Country Drinks More Beer Than Anyone Else In The World


If you’re planning a trip where you can drink endless beer and pay less for it than you would for water, your dream destination is to the best beer-drinking location in the world: Prague in the Czech Republic.

 

Did You Know There Is Ink In Your Tea?


Like any plant, the tea plant is composed of hundreds of different compounds. Some of the most interesting ones fall into the category of polyphenols, so called because of their molecular structure. These compounds, specifically a sub-category called “tannins” are responsible for the dark color you sometimes get in tea and they also account for the possible health benefits of tea.

 

This is the world’s oldest cocktail and it costs a whopping £5,000


Salvatore’s Legacy – which Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London, claims is the world’s oldest cocktail – costs a whopping £5,000 because of the ingredients used.

 

A Turk consumes an average of 1,300 cups of tea every year


A Turkish person consumes an average of 1,300 cups of tea every year, according to the head of a coffeehouse association.

 

Which Coffee Has the Most Caffeine?


Some people like coffee just for the taste, but most of us drink it because we rely on it to wake us up in the morning. With that being said, not all java was created equal in the sense that certain types contain more caffeine than others. So which kind will put more pep in your step?

 

Lies About Alcohol You Always Thought Were True


Alcohol is pretty awesome when consumed safely and in moderation, as no one likes an obnoxious drunk. Hell, some days the only reason we get out of bed is because “Happy Hour” exists, so there’s a lot we won’t judge.

 

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chinese Cuisine


As we gear up for Adam Liaw’s most incredible and inspiring Destination Flavour adventure yet, we uncover a few highlights and whoa delights from one of the most influential cuisines known to humankind – Chinese.

 

Why beer tastes bad on a plane


If you travel a lot and you love beer, then you will understand the frustration: beer on planes is terrible.

 

The plastic straw was invented by the Sumerians for drinking beer


As sophisticated as ancient brewing practices were, there was still a chance for sediment to end up in a drinker’s pint, so Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians were known to drink beer with straws made of reeds or gold, depending upon one’s social class.

 
 
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