10 Amazing Facts About Alcohol And Drinking

Our Love Of Alcohol Might Be Down To Our Ancestors

A prominent theory known as the drunken monkey hypothesis claims that our love of alcohol may be down to the fact that our ancestors had to depend on perfectly ripe fruit as a vital food source. These fruits would likely be fermenting, as ripe or overripe fruit will start to convert sugar into ethanol. This could have developed a genetic attraction to ethanol that has continued in Homo sapiens.

Countries Have Official National Drinks

While many countries on earth have their own favorite alcoholic beverages that are drunk by a majority of the population, some nations have actually taken to naming an official drink much like symbols or songs. For example, Congress named bourbon the official spirit of the United States and Mexico gave official status to tequila.