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2010-06-08 07:35:00

Those social drinkers who order super-premium vodka in every martini or vodka-and-cranberry, and disdain that default "well" liquor. Are they just vodka snobs, who pay $60 for a bottle of a "tasteless" beverage that can't possibly taste much different than its $6 counterpart? Or is there really a scientific basis for the differences that drinkers claim to taste in America's favorite hard liquor? Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people's preference for...

2008-08-13 18:00:31

Vietnamese annually spend nearly 360 mln USD on alcoholic drinks: report HANOI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese people are estimated to annually spend 6 trillion Vietnamese dong (359.3 million U.S. dollars) on alcohol, wine and beer, local newspaper Youth on Tuesday quoted the Hanoi Psychiatry Hospital as reporting. Alcohol abuse often results in mental illness, domestic violence and traffic accidents, said the hospital in Hanoi capital. The percentage of patients admitted to the...

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2008-04-29 16:05:00

A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif's supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles of original absinthe "” once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso to enhance their creativity "” a team of scientists from Europe and the United States have concluded the culprit was plain and simple:A high...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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