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The Origin Story Of Beer Die

The Origin Story Of Beer Die

Deep in the Alpha Tau Omega house library at the University of Maine in 1972, four fraternity men tossed a single die above a table without letting it fall off the edge. Thus the game of Beer Die, also known as Snappa, was born, according to crowdsourced research from the official Beer Die League fan […]

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‘Teddy Roosevelt Was A Litigious Teetotaler, Except When It Came To Mint Juleps’

‘Teddy Roosevelt Was A Litigious Teetotaler, Except When It Came To Mint Juleps’

On May 26, 1913, Theodore Roosevelt sat in court in Marquette, Michigan, watching man after man declare on the stand that he was not, and never has been, a drunk. He must have been pleased, because Roosevelt — everyone’s favorite mustachioed, quote-spewing, Rough-Riding president — was ready to take anyone to court who said he […]

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Why You Couldn’t See a Liquor Ad on TV For Half of the 20th Century

Why You Couldn’t See a Liquor Ad on TV For Half of the 20th Century

Picture this: It’s a weeknight evening after a long day at work. You come home, order some take-out, and fall back onto the couch for some late-night entertainment. The commercial break begins and a Bud Light advertisement appears, followed by a Jim Beam commercial. You think nothing of it — they’re just promotional ads. But one […]

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