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Alcohol Myths
Mental Floss has an interesting, brief article on "6 Absurd Alcohol Myths People Believed During Prohibition". The myths were:
  1. Alcohol turns blood into water
  2. Merely smelling alcohol could deform unborn children
  3. Some bootleg wines were made with cockroaches
  4. Most beer drinkers die of dropsy
  5. Alcohol can give you a 25-pound liver
  6. Drunkards' brains can be used as torches
The cockroach wine myth reminds me of the Army Worm Wine that I posted about back in 2005, except that Army Worm Wine was apparently real.

Categories: Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 25, 2013
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