Date PostedMay 23, 2015

5 Things You Probably Didn’t know about Alcohol


These weird alcohol facts are  taken from You probably didn’t know this about your booze,

  1. According to experts fermented beverages were made as early as 100,000 years ago, when people first spread out of Africa.
  2. According to the Drunken Monkey Hypothesis, our desire for alcoholic drinks probably comes from our distant ancestors’ impulse to seek the ripest, most energy-intensive fruits.
  3. Alcohol ferments when enzymes, typically produced by yeast, convert sugar molecules in grapes or other grains into ethanol.
  4. Strangely, that process can also take place in the human digestive system, spiking every 100 ml of blood with 0.01 to 0.03 mg of alcohol.
  5. Ever heard of auto-brewery syndrome? Its when high levels of candida yeast in the intestines churn out so much alcohol that they can cause drunkenness!

Read more strange facts about alcohol here.


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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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