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

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.”

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2004-12-07 08:15:03

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.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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