Friday, January 22, 2010

The Perfect Story To Start The Weekend

I always thought this might be true. Have a great weekend all.

Alcohol's Neolithic Origins
Brewing Up a Civilization

Speigel Online International:
By Frank Thadeusz

Did our Neolithic ancestors turn to agriculture so that they could be sure of a tipple? US Archaeologist Patrick McGovern thinks so. The expert on identifying traces of alcohol in prehistoric sites reckons the thirst for a brew was enough of an incentive to start growing crops.

It turns out the fall of man probably didn't begin with an apple. More likely, it was a handful of mushy figs that first led humankind astray.

Here is how the story likely began -- a prehistoric human picked up some dropped fruit from the ground and popped it unsuspectingly into his or her mouth. The first effect was nothing more than an agreeably bittersweet flavor spreading across the palate. But as alcohol entered the bloodstream, the brain started sending out a new message -- whatever that was, I want more of it! Full story here.


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This is a very refreshing drink, now I’m thirsty.

we buy houses said...

I really don’t know much about beers and its origin thanks for the short but very informing information.