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3.13.2007

Guinness's Shame

Ryan Fujiu over at www.calwineries.com has a great blog today on the Guinness Book of world records decade old anti-drinking stance. Mr. Fujiu does examine some of the old records.

Most Alcoholic Drink

* During Independence (1918 – 1940) the Estonian Liquor Monopoly marketed 196 proof potato alcohol. In the U.S., Everclear (190 proof) is marketed by the American Distilling Co. (1979).

Highest Documented Blood Alcohol Level (Oded I am looking at you)

* An unidentified middle-aged Latvian man was unconscious but stable after a blood test showed 7.22 parts per million (0.7%) of alcohol, police spokeswoman Ieva Zvidre said. “An average person would vomit at around 1.2, lose consciousness at 3.0 and stop breathing at a level of about 4.0 parts per million” Zvidre said (2003). Source.

Most Alcoholic Person (actual name of record) (Miguel I am looking at you)

* It is recorded that a hard drinker named Vanhorn (1850 – 1911) averaged more than four bottles of Ruby Port per day for 23 years prior to his death at 61. He is believed to have emptied 35,688 bottles (1979).



In other Guinness news...

"Recent figures show that sales of Guinness are losing their froth.

The 2006 figures for Ireland and Britain show a drop of 7%, continuing a trend that began years ago. " - From the BBC

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