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Old 01-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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So apparently, in the 19th century, drinking 50 beers in a day was considered "normal." From the article:

One day in 1874, Philip Kock was testifying in a Brooklyn court. There were no charges laid against him; he was appearing as an expert on the effects of lager beer. Kock had drunk 30 quarts of the stuff in one sitting on a bet. According to court transcripts, Kock wasn’t intoxicated in the least. In fact, he said he felt “comfortable” and would frequently drink from sixty to ninety glasses a day when he was “flush”.

http://maisonneuve.org/blog/2011/01/...e-drunk-again/
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like Andre the Giant!

http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.co...dre_giant.html

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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Andre the Giant was a drinking machine!

7000 calories per day in booze!! 119 beers in 6 hours?!?!? thats epic!!
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But officer, Sir John A MacDonald did it!

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but officer, sir john a macdonald did it!
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Bah, it's probably all kayfabe or whatever they call it.

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I'm guessing "small beer" which was common "back in the day". Low ABV (2.5%-ish?). But still.. Andre?? Wholly cow. I think I start to black out at around 15 decent ABV brews. Heh.

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I'm guessing "small beer" which was common "back in the day". Low ABV (2.5%-ish?).
The article said 4%, but still, at that many....
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