“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”

Nelson Mandela

Long Walk To Freedom, 1994


According to Hallmark, today is Drink Beer Day! Let’s celebrate with a little beer history.

1. After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.


2. The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.


3. At the Wife Carrying World Championships, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.


4. A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.


5. Coined in the early 1900s, the word “alcoholiday” means leisure time spent drinking.

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