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A brief history of alcohol – Rod Phillips

A brief history of alcohol – Rod Phillips

This chimpanzee stumbles across a windfall of overripe plums. Many of them have split open, drawing him to their intoxicating fruity odor. He gorges himself and begins to experience some… strange effects. This unwitting ape has stumbled on a process that humans will eventually harness to create beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks. The sugars …

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

American History: The Greatest Speeches (1933-2008)

[FDR]: So first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed us to convert retreat into advance. Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by …