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Old 09-25-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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Fascinating...

Normally, I'd be willing to bet that about 10% of them are true... but since you found them on some random Internet page, maybe 15%.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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"In eleventh-century England, a bride would distribute ale toher wedding guests in exchange for donations to the newlyweds. This brew, known as Bride Ale, is the origin of the word 'bridal'."

That's not true. A Bride Ale was the name of the feast, not the name for a beer.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #13
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Yeah, I've heard "the rule of thumb" being the thickness of the cane/switch you were allowed to use to beat your wife with. I always questioned the validity of that as well.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #14
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Perhaps it should of been rule of wrist.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #15
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Perhaps it should of been rule of wrist.
You test the temp of your beer using your wrist?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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Good work. I'm calling shennanighans on several of those "facts" but i'll probably repeat them anyway.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #17
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #18
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb

It probably didn't come from brewing... but the use of the thumb to check temperature is true.
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I was going to start disputing the ones I saw but just decided not to. Yea those are FAR from facts...
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