Posted on 20 November 2012.
Beer, the nectar of the gods is a drink enjoyed by many. No matter what language you may speak or what part of the world you live in, it translates perfectly; in fact, if beer was a language, it would be default.
With beer becoming ever more popular and with people becoming more inventive, the days of drinking a beer out of a standard pint glass will soon be obsolete. Sure, after a hard day’s work, a cold bottle of beer while relaxing watching TV goes down a treat, but every now and then the party hat goes on and sipping a beer out of a can just isn’t cool enough.
The classic chug! Out of all beer drinking techniques, the plain chug is probably the most common; the reason being the equipment needed. As long as you have a beer in hand (the guy above is going to the extreme) and a friend then you can both participate. The aim of the game is to try and down your beer in one go, straight from the bottle/can/glass.
2.Yard of Ale
A yard of ale – also known as a yard glass – is a glass that holds 2.5 pints and yes you guess it, the glass is 1 yard long. The idea is to challenge someone to see how long it takes them to drink the full yard, but with 2.5 pints, that’s easier said than done. A guy did get into the Guinness Book of Records with a time of 5 seconds…the machine!
3. Das Boot
If you have ever seen the movie, Beerfest, then you will know exactly what Das Boot is! Think of it as a modified Yard of Ale glass with less beer. You will be surprised to hear that the translation is actually “The Boat.”
4. The Beer Hat
The Beer Hat: The lazy man’s way to drink a cold one! Why hold a beer when you don’t have to? In fact, why hold just the one, why not two? If you have ever asked yourself these questions then the Beer Hat is for you. Although the practicality of them with you often spilling beer if not careful isn’t the best, the amazement factor of wearing one is well worth it.
Think Beer Pong is overrated? Then Flip Cup is for you. Considered one of the Mother of all drinking games, Flip Cup is a simple drinking games that gets everyone playing and everyone drinking. As long as you are able to flip a cup from the edge of the table then you will be fine.
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Posted on 20 October 2011.
Many Pepsi and Coca Cola companies tried but failed to bring out newer products. Many products mimicked top of the line drinks and failed as well. Here are ten soft drink brands which were pulled from the shelf.
This is a diet cola, manufactured and produced by Coca Cola Company in 1963. It was marketed after the successful sales of Diet Rite cola. Since its sweetener was rumored to be an animal carcinogen, the drink was discontinued.
Everyone loves Sprite…yet when Pepsi tried to mimic the drink with Slice, things did not go as planned. They had various flavors made with grapefruit, peach and lemon-lime etc. With the introduction of Sierra Mist, the brand faded away by 2006.
This was a citrus drink that originated in Norway in 1996. The Norwegian name was Urge and the American name was Surge, under the ownership of Coca Cola. It is no longer being sold in Denmark, Sweden and the United States. Norway still continues to sell the product.
4. Clearly Canadian (Peach):
This is a flavored and sweet sparkling water drink that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. They used to have a great peach flavor which was suddenly discontinued. On the news it was announced the company is out of flavored ideas altogether. Nothing new is coming out.
5. Hubba Bubba Soda:
This drink came from the Hubba Bubba Corporation. They had both regular and diet version of this drink before it was discontinued. The company itself is a subsidiary of Mars.
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Posted on 30 June 2011.
Green tea is a popular drink that has various benefits. Many associate the tea with excellent health and well-being. Many green tea lovers do not base their opinions on facts and miss the crucial information they need to understand the tea. As such, here are the top-10 misconceptions about green tea.
1. Green Tea is decaffeinated:
Despite popular beliefs, green tea does carry caffeine. The exact amount is determined by the quantity of tea used and the length of time the leaves are dried. On average green tea has 15-40 mg of caffeine compared to instant coffee which has 50-100 mg per cup. Excessive drinking could cause insomnia, dizziness and fast heart beats.
2. Green Tea helps people lose weight:
The studies done on green teas are valid. However, the tests are principally looking at specific type of teas as the areas of concentration. They sometimes fail to examine other teas as a form of analysis. For example, European scientists have found that black tea has identical results as green tea when helping tea drinkers lose weight. Asian researchers when exhilarating the green tea market, failed to mention this in their studies.
3. Green Tea, Black Tea and Oolong come from different plants:
This is not true, despite popular beliefs. All teas come from Camellia Sinensis. This belief is similar to that of olives. Green and Black olives come from the same tree; yet when ripe, green olives turn black. When it comes to tea, the colour of the leaves is determined by the way each is processed.
4. Black tea has more caffeine than Green Tea:
Despite popular beliefs one should not view caffeine levels by the colour of the tea. The younger the leaves, the more caffeine the tea has. For example, Japanese green tea, Gyokuro, has more caffeine than a regular green tea.
5. Green Tea makes you healthy:
Green tea is not the magic tooth fairy. It cannot produce wanders as much as people would love to think. Although green tea does speed up the metabolism, it does not solve various other problems associated with overweight. One cannot just drink a cup of green tea after eating 4000 calories worth of food and think they will be able to lose weight and reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The process of burning fat would be faster but surely not thorough at a snap of a finger or shall we say, a cup of green tea.
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