Some wacky facts (and a hilarious video about why you should know your limit and why you should never send the drunkest guy at the party out on the beer run!) about alcohol to help kick off your weekend 😉 :
1. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BAFT) bans the word “refreshing” to describe any alcohol beverage.
2. A person can be sent to jail for five years for merely sending a bottle of beer, wine or spirits as a gift to a friend in Kentucky
3. Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.
4. If a law enforcement officer is having a drink in a bar in Iowa and an employee pours water down the drain, the water is legally considered an alcohol beverage intended for unlawful purposes. WTF??
5. Don’t plan on running a “tab” in Iowa; it’s illegal.
6. No alcohol beverages can be displayed within five feet of a cash register of any store in California that sells both alcohol and motor fuel.
7. It’s illegal in Michigan for a person under the age of 21 to give a gift of alcohol beverage to anyone, even to a person of legal age.
8. A server in California can be convicted of selling to a minor if the purchaser uses a false or altered ID to buy the alcohol. Yeah. Cause servers are also certified in fake ID detection *rolls eyes*
9. An owner or employee of an establishment in Iowa that sells alcohol can’t legally consume a drink there after closing for business.
10. Public intoxication is a crime in Pennsylvania but specifically not a crime in Minnesota. (Check out this video as to one of the reasons WHY public intoxication is a NO-NO!!)
11. It’s illegal in New Jersey for parents to give their children under the age of 18 even a sip of alcohol.
12. The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a recipe for making beer that can be used at home.
13. It’s illegal in Indiana for liquor stores to sell milk or cold soft drinks. They can, however, sell uinrefrigerated soft drinks. *scratching my head* I don’t get this one. What’s the rationale??
14. Texas state law prohibits taking more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
15. Nebraska state law prohibits bars from selling beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
16. State law of North Dakota prohibits serving beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant.Ok, this one makes sense. They sell pretzels because the salt makes you thirsty and therefore makes you want to drink more….but still. Illegal?
17. In Houston, Texas, beer many not be purchased after midnight on Sunday, but can be purchased anytime on Monday…which happens to begin right after midnight on Sunday! So it’s illegal to buy it when its legal to buy it? LMAO!! This is clearly a case of over-lawsification :-p
18. Colorado law requires that wine be sold in containers of at least 24 ounces and spirits in containers at least a fifth of a gallon. But, at the same time, it also decrees that no alcohol beverage can be stored in hotel minibars in anything larger than miniature containers.Again with the lack of rationale
Mark Phillips of Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested for selling a single bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild wine to an undercover agent in an Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) board sting.
Phillips, as leader of a local wine club had agreed to post the offer on the club’s web site on behalf of a member of the diplomatic service who needed to dispose of that bottle and a few others in preparation for an overseas tour of duty for the United States.
In making the arrest, ABC appeared at Phillips’ house with a dozen armed officers and held the accused and his family under guard while officers searched the house. They threatened to confiscate Phillips’ entire personal wine collection, not just the few bottles he offered for sale on behalf of a friend.
The case was dismissed on a technicality, but had Phillips been convicted of selling alcohol without a licence, he could have faced one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
19. If you are intoxicated but not driving your car, but the person who is driving your car is intoxicated, both you and the driver can be charged with DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dude, I’m too drunk to drive, but I should be rationale and clearheaded enough to be able to judge that my friend is lying when they say “I’m good to drive”? I mean, I get that it makes more sense, but I should go to jail, have a DUI because I was responsible enough NOT to drive drunk??? Somehow this seems unfair to me
20. Don’t plan on using any of the celebratory Champagne bottle sizes known as Methuselahs, Salamanazars, Balthazars or Nebuchadnezzars. These very traditional Champagne bottle sizes are all illegal in Florida. Those Florida lightweights LOL
21. Ohio state law prohibits getting a fish drunk. How many people have gotten their fish drunk and some shit went down as a result for them to make this a law…just saying :-p
22. In Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s illegal to feed a moose any alcohol beverage.
23. It’s illegal to sit on any street curb in St. Louis, Missouri, and drink beer from a bucket. WHO WAS DOING THIS?????? LMAO!!!!
24. Drunk drivers in San Salvador can be punished by death before a firing squad
25. In Saskatchewan, Canada, it’s illegal to drink alcohol while watching exotic dancers.What’s the point then?
26. In the 1940’s, California law made it illegal to serve alcohol to a gay (homosexual) person. Just plain ridiculous! What were they trying to accomplish? And is this still ACTUALLY on the books?
Hope you enjoyed all these random facts! There were more in the original article, which can be found here but I didn’t think those one’s were quite as interesting. Anywho…. Happy weekend y’all!