All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Prohibition’

How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920’s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As most history buffs will tell you, the 1919 enactment of the Volstead Act (a product of the Temperance Union combined …

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Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition with These Classic Videos of Drunk People

Today is a great day in history. On December 5th, 1933 the Twenty-First amendment was fully ratified, which officially ended Prohibition in the United States. In celebration, here are some classic YouTube videos involving drunk people. Remember to always drink responsibly, even if these people didn’t. Or, you know, get blitzed – I’m not your dad.

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167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online

It won’t be on eBay, but this online auction is getting much attention in the Pacific Northwest. An online auction was launched yesterday for 167 state-run liquor stores in Washington State. Thanks to voters who passed the initiative last November, the auction will be the first by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. The state is also the first to …

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