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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: How Beer Gave Us Civilization Reply with quote

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"...because without beer things do not seem to go as well..."
- Diary of Brother Epp Capuchin monastery Munjor, Kansas 1902


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2nd oldest human writing ever found (a pottery shard in Mesopotamia) was a coupon for beer. The only thing older is an Egyptian tablet of some king's braggings. The oldest piece of moral writing, which was a father's advice to his son (a sort of "rules to live by" predating all known religious text) cautions against talking in public after drinking too much beer, along with the usual ten commandments type admonitions. This was also from Mesopotamia.
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