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Whiskey (or whisky) is a Gaelic word meaning “water of life”.
The name “Mountain Dew” was first trademarked by Ally and Barney Hartman in the 1940s, who coined the name from a colloquial term for moonshine whiskey.
Alcohol fuels produce less carbon monoxide than gasoline.
Henry Ford preferred ethanol fuel back in the Model T’s early days.
High octane gasoline as well as ethyl alcohol fuel blends typically stay in the same price range, while alcohol has been cheaper.
The "jake leg" or "jake walk" was a permanent, debilitating condition that caused partial paralysis in the legs from drinking a moonshine-like substance that was distilled with Jamaican ginger, or by drinking Jamaican ginger, which was usually 70 percent alcohol.
To shorten the distillation and aging period of moonshine, many moonshiners would add dangerous substances such as lye, battery acid, or other caustics, which would result in a product that could potentially kill or seriously injure the drinker.
A study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research states that people who don’t consume any alcohol at all tend to die before people who do.