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Tag Archives: Libya

• Can Homemade Booze Kill You? You Betcha

Can Homemade Booze Kill You? You Betcha

Seventy-nine Libyans have died this week from drinking homemade spirits in the conservative North African country where alcohol is illegal. Libyan officials suspect that the homemade liquor contained methanol, and said many of those who survived drinking it were blinded, according to the Associated Press. Methanol Poisoning Methanol poisoning is infrequent in the U.S., but […]

• From Russia With Love – A Vodka Named Gaddafi

From Russia With Love – A Vodka Named Gaddafi

Since 2003, Russians have been throwing back shots of Putinka vodka, a popular brand honouring the country’s favourite president-prime minister-president. Now, according to Russian media reports, they may be able to start paying homage to yet another political leader: Muammer Gaddafi. As Kommersant FM and the online news site Marker.ru report on Wednesday, the company behind […]