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Ancient Pottery Residue Suggests Scandinavians Drank Nordic 'Grog'
2014-01-16 08:29:36

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Scandinavians from the years 1500-1300 BC in northwest Denmark and on the Swedish island of Gotland well into the first century AD, swilled down a brew called Nordic “grog.” Grog is a mixture of honey, bog cranberry, lingonberry, bog myrtle, yarrow, juniper, birch tree resin, wheat, barley, rye and sometimes grape wine from Europe. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology found...

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2004-12-07 08:15:03

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Chinese were consuming fermented beverages - possibly wine - as long as 9,000 years ago, according to scientists who used modern techniques to peer back through the mists of time. Early evidence of beer and wine had been traced to the ancient Middle East. But the new discovery indicates that the Chinese may have been making their drinks even earlier. "Fermented beverages are central to a lot of our religions, social relations, medicine, in many cultures around the...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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