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5 Facts About Beer You May Not Know

Troy on Tap is this Saturday at the Troy Riverfront Park.

Between samplings, you’re going to find it more socially acceptable if you talk with the people around you. So to get you started, here’s a bunch of beer facts from factslides.com.

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Paid In Beer

 
 
Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon (4L) per day. This was a good idea then, and still works. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.
 
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Aksakalko, ThinkStock
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Safer Than Water?

 
 

In the Middle Ages Beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer. I always assume this even today.

 
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Anna Gontarek-Janicka, ThinkStock
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Beer For Your Health

 
 
Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline. A beer a day keeps the doctor away? I'm pretty sure that's right.
 
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Tyler Olson, ThinkStock
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World's Longest Hangover

 
 
The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer. This is not a challenge.
 
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George Doyle, ThinkStock
5

Drunk Around The World

 
 
At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now. Make sure you do your part to keep this fact true on Saturday.
 

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