Dear Curious Reader,
There are all those myths about vodka, is it needed to debunk them or just embrace them?
But is there such a thing as something useless about vodka?
Let's find out!
does vodka have an expiration date?
It is said to be good, once open, for 12 months. But who keeps vodka that long? A bottle is indeed usually gone in 12 hours anyways.
CAN VODKA CURE DISEASES or be used as a medicine?
Vodka was originally created as a medicine. It is said it can treat everything from cold sores to fevers. I guess it depends how you use it. You know what they say, “Feed a fever.”
Vodka can be used as a disinfectant for razors, mouthwash, insect spray, weed killer, and shampoo. It can also be used for a high amount of drunkedness. I bet you didn’t see that coming.
CAN VODKA FREEZE?
Vodka doesn’t freeze. Maybe that’s why the Russians like it so much since it gets cold in those parts. If it does freeze, then its not vodka.
WHAT ABOUT VODKA AND RUSSIA?
Have we mentioned that the Russians love their vodka? Drinking the spirit is such a part of Russian life that they have a word for a drinking binge that goes on for many days – “zapoi”.
The Russians drink vast quantities of the stuff. Yes, we’ve established that. But how much exactly? An Oxford University researcher named Sir Richard Peto said that the average Russian adult drinks over 5 gallons of vodka per year. In comparison, a person in the United Kingdom drinks about three-quarters of a gallon. On top of that, previous studies have estimated that Russian working-age men die from drinking too much at a rate of more than 40 percent. Yes, you can drink too much vodka.
WHAT ABOUT VODKA AND JAMES BOND?
James Bond didn’t always drink a vodka martini. In Ian Fleming’s books about the secret agent, Bond orders 16 gin martinis and 19 vodka martinis.
The famous line, “shaken, not stirred,” in the James Bond films has lead to some strange research studies. The University of Western Ontario in Canada, through the Department of Biochemistry, did a study to determine if the antioxidant capacity was different between a shaken or stirred martini. They found that a shaken martini has more antioxidants from the shaking process than a stirred one. Bond was right on so many things, and on so many levels.
!!! ALL the sentences in italics come from this great article at the end of this CLICK