Beer is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world. There are many crazy facts about beer that you might find interesting. Check out some of these unusual stories while enjoying an O.J. Beer!
AUSTRIA HAS BEER POOLS WHERE YOU CAN SWIM.
In Austria, you can swim in beer pools: At the Starkenberger brewery in Tarrenz, Austria, there are seven 13-foot-deep heated pools filled with beer. Although you are not allowed to drink from the pool due to the number of people who swim in it daily, the beer benefits the skin and overall health. These pools can be rented for two hours at a rate of around $258.
JOHN EVANS IS THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH CAPABLE OF BALANCING 237 PINTS OF BEER ATOP HIS HEAD
In 2013, the University of Derby conducted a scan of Joan Evans, who was 68 years old at the time. Evans is known as a "head balancing strongman", and holds 33 Guinness World Records for balancing items such as 101 bricks, 62 books, and even a 352-pound, gutted Mini car and two girls on two bikes - all on his head! The scan was to determine if Evans' capabilities were genuine.
BELGIUM IS ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE BEER A PART OF THEIR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES
In Belgium, beer is considered a healthier alternative for young people. To address the issue of child obesity, some Belgian schools decided to provide low-alcohol beers instead of soda. It may seem unusual to give kids beer, but the schools only supplied varieties with an alcohol content between 1.5%-2.5%.
THE SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER WERE PROHIBITED IN ICELAND UNTIL MARCH 1ST, 1989
In 1915, Iceland prohibited the sale and consumption of all alcoholic beverages. Seven years later, red wine was allowed and then spirits in the 1930s. Despite this, the sale of strong beer was still illegal until the 1st of March 1989. To this day, Reykjavik celebrates this day annually as Bjordagur, or “Beer Day”.
A WEALTHY INDIVIDUAL PURCHASED A BEER FOR AN AMOUNT OF $5,131 WHICH THEY WILL NEVER CONSUME.
This beer was first made in 1875 for an Arctic voyage. It has since been preserved in its original condition and was recently sold for the incredible price of $5,131! This makes it one of the oldest beers still in existence.
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