Friday, 5 February 2010

A history of mankind

(BBC's History of the World in 100 objects)

3000 BC and writing was very much in its infancy. This early example is a record of workers' beer rations, their remuneration for a hard day's graft. Beer has been integral to human society for millennia so when next you read some old neoprohibitionist spout forth his or her blatant propagandist lies claiming that we're headed for hell in a handbag if we drink more than half a pint a week just smile, and remember your ancestors.

Then go to the pub and drink a half gallon, just because you can, whatever they say.

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