Tag Archives: North Africa

• 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 […]

• Absinthe aficionado answers all your dumb questions about the notorious spirit

Absinthe aficionado answers all your dumb questions about the notorious spirit

… Popular culture has it that absinthe induces Kylie Minogue hallucinations, and Four Loko-esque reactions. Is any of that true? Well,  I suppose if you have Kylie Minogue stuck somewhere in back of your brain, she might show up as a hallucination, but I think any good, decent shot of scotch could do that too.  […]

• Nation that drinks the most alcohol revealed in WHO report

Nation that drinks the most alcohol revealed in WHO report

Canadians are known worldwide for our prowess in the production of alcohol, but we’re practically teetotalers compared to some nations. This is according to a new survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO). Leading the pack is the tiny Eastern European nation of Moldova, whose citizens over the age of 15 consumed an awe-inspiring […]

• Heineken suspends Egyptian operations

Dutch brewer Heineken halted its operations in Egypt due to continued conflict and anti-government protests in the country. The company, which employs 2,400 people in the region has evacuated its 25 expatriate employees on private planes and asked its local employees to stay home. It wasn’t clear when production will be resumed or what the […]