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International Beer Day: 17 interesting facts about beer you probably didn't know about

Read these interesting facts to know about the possible uses of beer.


Updated:August 7, 2015, 3:37 PM IST
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International Beer Day: 17 interesting facts about beer you probably didn't know about
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Let’s celebrate International Beer Day with some interesting facts about beer. If you thought you could only drink beer, then you might want to read these facts to know about it's other possible uses.

Do you know what the staple food of Bavaria is? It’s beer, and it’s legal.

The second most popular beverage in the world is beer.

Who said you can only drink beer? A beer rinse can restore the bounce and give body to your limp and lifeless hair. The body and shine added by beer is due to vitamin B and natural sugars present in it. One cup of flat and warm beer after, shampooing and rinsing hair, can do wonders for you hair by adding shine. However, rinse thereafter.

Beer can help in conquering stubborn stains! Tackle stains by dousing them in beer followed by blotting. Repeat if necessary. Remember, to do a patch test first.

Beer can put out a fire, although certainly not as effectively as a real fire extinguisher, but a can or bottle of beer can be used in some cases. What helps beer put out a fire is the water content and pressure after you shake a can/bottle and unleash the liquid on the fire. However, this tip is not for grease fires or electrical fires rather only for tiny paper fires or grill flare-ups.

Humid weather makes beer warm up quicker.

Beer acts as an antiseptic due to Ethanol, which is an intoxicant in beer and a very powerful antiseptic too.

Did you know that the glass you drink out of can affect the taste of your beer?

The same technology that is used to monitor bubbles in beer is used to monitor volcanoes.

Oxygen might be your lifeline but it is the enemy of your beer.

About 2.5 pints of CO2 is dissolved in a pint of beer that you drink.

The bumps on the bottom of your beer bottle help the bottle to move round the factory easily.

It was back in 1850 that the first beer bottle was sold.

Light that’s bouncing inside the head on a pint is what imparts a different color to the beer.

A clay tablet from 4000 BC was found to have the oldest beer advertisement.

The first professional brewers were all women who were known as Brewsters.

The term Cerevisaphile (refers to beer enthusiasts) is used for someone who is a beer expert.

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