The answer seems to be no on all accounts.
In general, Snopes says:
Although the meme is of recent origin, Internet mentions of this alleged historical fact date to at least 2003. Significantly, however, we were unable to trace it back any further than that, nor could we find any credible support for the general claim that it was common to use ammunition ...
A more recent study (also published by the CDC) seems to indicate that 30% might be a good enough concentration against SARS-CoV-2:
[Figure legend:] Effect of commercially available alcohols in inactivating SARS-CoV-2. The means of 3 independent experiments with SDs (error bars) are shown. A) Results for ethanol. B) Results for 2-propanol. Dark gray bar ...
The word "Shot", a corruption of the Late Old-Engish "Scot" or "Secot", itself a corruption of the old Norse "skot", was a word meaning a Tax or measure. This means it pre-dates not just the "Wild West" period of American history, but also the invention of the first firearms.
A cannon used to fire either a large Cannonball or a measure ("shot") of smaller ...
No, it is highly implausible that eating yeast will stop you from getting drunk.
Inside the stomach the pH is around 1-2, the activity of enzymes is typically strongly dependent on the pH. Outside of their optimal pH range enzymes generally work much slower or not at all.
Yeast ADH has a pH optimum in the neutral to alkaline range, at low pH values it is ...
No, when she said "Not at all" she was answering the question:
Do you recall prior to getting there — so I’m — I’m only talking about up to the gathering — had you had anything to drink?
According to a full transcript.
The main harm from ingestion of alcohol in cold weather is the risk of hypothermia. Alcohol is known to affect body temperature during cold weather as well as hot weather.
Drinking alcohol may decrease one's core body temperature regardless of the outside temperature and might increase hypothermia risk.
Alcohol ingestion increases the risk of acquiring ...
A probiotic food, as defined by the dictionaries (1) (2) (3) must contain benefical live bacteria (regarding the human organism). Scientific literature calls those bacteria probiotic (4).
Tequila does not contain these benefical live bacteria, as its alcohol concentration would at least atenuate them if not outright kill (lactobacilli are more fragile ...
No. Unless the weekend is redefined to cover a few quiet hours on friday and saturday night.
The sensational newspaper headlines are based on a relatively reliable piece of research which is consistent with previous research done both in the UK and in some other countries.
The language used in the research paper and the way data is presented somewhat ...
A depressant slows down the Central Nervous System. Example: alcohol.
A stimulant speeds up the Central Nervous System. Example: nicotine.
Tequila contains alcohol, so logically it should be classified as a depressant... but, there goes a famous claim saying that:
Unlike other forms of alcohol, tequila is not a depressant.
In other words, it says that ...
I've written about this for years.
A new CU analysis slices non-drinkers-now by past-heavy-drinking vs. not, and finds that the never-heavy-drinking non-drinkers are equally healthy to light-drinkers-now. This doesn't exactly seem fair given that they don't slice light-drinkers-now in the same way (so they don't really prove absence of benefit from light ...
It seems decidedly skepticism-worthy based on the previous answers. I do not know the science, but I did find a link to a patent filing for the Prequel product filed by Joseph Owades, who also appears to be a legitimate scientific source as an industrial biochemist and Ph.D. Quotes are included in comments below.
The article author of the article that you linked to wrote an earlier article in 1994 where he measured the ethanol content of unspoiled honey.
This article of Journal of Agricultural Food Chem from 1994 gives the natural ethanol content of honey as 27.9mg/kg.
The caption is not true, but it's a real photo -- of a prototype.
Actual caption: "At the Second Automatic Vending Exhibition in London, a woman helps herself to a vending machine-mixed whisky and soda.
February 15, 1960"
There's also a photo of a beer vending machine taken in that era.
As my Google Scholar search for "alcohol vending machine" came up ...
It is not that our body "focuses" on alcohol but alcohol being a liquid gets absorbed and metabolized quickly (or first in relation to your question), whereas food needs to be broken down first into pieces by our teeth, then it mixes with saliva and then undergoes digestion in stomach and this process of breaking down of solid food to small absorbable ...
I tried to follow the trail, but was unsuccessful.
In 1994, an (not peer-reviewed) letter by was published in the British Medical Journal by G Winstanley (representing an organisation that represents a number of UK drinks producers). It claimed:
In 1979 a special committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists stated that the absolute upper weekly limit ...
No, it's an exaggeration.
In 2010, Russian males (aged 15+) consumed an average of 23.9 (Confidence interval 21.1–26.8) liters of pure alcohol annually. Including women brings it down to 15.1 (13.3–16.9) liters.(WHO; pg. 5)
(Note that the break-down is 37.6% Beer, 11.4% Wine, and 51.0% Spirits)(same pdf, pg. 13)
So, to be generous, even if we only look ...
The answer seems to be probably yes.
Rats were given ethanol to a level consistent with human levels that would cause intoxication 
Bleeding time and blood loss were increased 1 h after ethanol
administration, regardless of the utilized technique.
The Framingham Offspring Study looked at platelet function in 1-2k subjects, and found
All of this answer is based on what I found on a recent review on the subject of alcohol and breastfeeding Haastrup, M. B., Pottegård, A. & Damkier, P. Alcohol and Breastfeeding. Basic Clin. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 114, 168–173 (2014).
First of all, it is interesting to address a common myth that alcohol ingestion can increase milk production and secretion....
No it isn't, at least in UK in 2010.
It's the best data I could find and it will require some calculations. I will try to err in favor of the claim in order to disprove it convincingly.
According to the General Lifestyle Survey Overview and in particular the General Lifestyle Survey - Drinking tables 2010 (Excel sheet 609Kb) found here, in particular Table ...
No. But for the simple reason that the UK in 1979 did not have a country wide guideline. Yes, in the sense that in 1979 one such guideline was proposed. From that starting point the trend for a constant lowering of these values was to be observed. Most strikingly, individual benefit for any of these guidelines seem to have been a target value of near zero ...
According to the November 1899 Journal of Medicine and Science, Volume 5, at page 440:
Deléarde in experimenting with tetanus and anthrax found that animals treated with alcohol after they had been vaccinated, lost their immunity ; if treated with alcohol during the vaccination period, they then acquired immunity with difficulty; if the vaccination was ...
Taste is extremely subjective so one persons idea of a good vodka might not be the same as another persons; however, in the United States, vodka is legally defined as,
Neutral spirits distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal
or other materials so as to be without distinctive character, aroma,
taste or color
This gives us a fairly unique ...
In short: No. But it is a bit more complicated than that.
It is probably a bad way to phrase it like "The more alcohol a society consumes, the fewer alcohol-related problems and alcohol-related deaths (including cirrhosis) it has, […]"
This is likely to be a journalistic creativity that as usual cannot make head or tail of the logic of an argument.
If you ...
Here is a Wikipedia article in Russian on the subject.
Basically, each soldier started to receive 100g of vodka during the Soviet-Finnish War (in 1940):
Ещё в январе 1940 года во время Советско-финской войны народный
комиссар обороны К. Е. Ворошилов обратился к И. В. Сталину с просьбой
выдавать бойцам и командирам РККА по 100 граммов водки и 50 ...
I can't find anything that proves they gave away alcohol "heavily" to influence their behavior but they apparently gave 100g Vodka to every soldier.
Die Zeit, a german newspaper claims:
In the second world war soldiers received their daily 100 gram
ration, which should strengthen the fighting spirit and put some into
It's time to give an answer that is updated for 2018 (make that 2020):
The 2020 Cochrane Review of Alcoholics Anonymous shows a small but significant increase in full abstinence from alcohol using well-run (“manualized”) treatments which get patients in the rooms of AA compared to other treatments: 42% success rate for go-to-AA treatment, compared to a 35% ...
The recommendations come from this report to the Chief Medical Officer:
Alcohol Guidelines Review – Report from the Guidelines development group to the UK Chief Medical Officer
The headline recommendation was chosen to be
the level of drinking where alcohol would be expected to cause an overall 1% lifetime risk of death
That is, a 1% lifetime risk of ...
It seems to depend on the way the observational, epidemiological and correlational data is used. That is: how the data is gathered, analysed and interpreted. And how puritan the belief systems of the researchers are.
Drinking large amounts of alcohol is bad. Doing that daily is bad.
A recent study amassed a huge dataset and concluded that the only safe ...
Drinking one or two drinks shows higher estimated BACs (which might relate to more harm due to impairment in reasoning, depth perception, peripheral vision and glare recovery) in a 13 to 18 year old than an adult with relation to body weight. Research shows that at one standard drink, peak BACs ranges from 62.0 mg/dL for 9-year-old boys to 27.4 mg/dL for 17-...
A long time has passed since this question popped up, but I have found evidence that yes, the Pareto Principle is valid for alcohol/ beer consumption.
Quoting this paper (BMJ 2016;353:i1860):
Harmful and extreme drinkers comprise a tiny
minority, 4.4% of the population, but consume one third of all alcohol
sold; the combination of hazardous, harmful,...