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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.