Found: Lost Records

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Once again I'm going to the well that is my co-worker Phil Ramunno's blog for floss-worthy material. He introduced me to information written by Ryan Fuiju on the calwineries.com blog about The Lost Guinness Records "“ records previously banned from the book for fear of litigation. Some are even updated. Here's a taste:

Speed Beer Drinking
Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on June 22nd, 1977, drank 1 liter of beer in 1.3 seconds. Peter G. Dowdeswell of Earls Barton drank two liters in 6.0 seconds on February 7th, 1975.

Fastest Beer Drinking Relay
Czech patriots drank 2,662 half-litres of beer in less than 17 hours. Drinking at a rate of over 156 beers per hour, or 2.6 mugs per minute, the Czechs can now claim to be the fastest "relay" drinkers in the world (2004).

Highest Documented Blood Alcohol Level
An unidentified middle-aged Latvian man was unconscious but stable after a blood test showed 7.22 parts per million (0.7%) of alcohol, police spokeswoman Ieva Zvidre said. "An average person would vomit at around 1.2, lose consciousness at 3.0 and stop breathing at a level of about 4.0 parts per million" Zvidre said (2003).

Strongest Beer
Bavarian brewer Harald Schneider, from southern Germany, brewed a beer that was 25.4% alcohol (2005).

Weakest Beer
The weakest liquid ever marketed as a beer was a sweet ersatz beer from Germany be Sunner, Colne-Kalk in 1918. It had less than 0.2 percent alcohol.

See more fun facts and crazy citizen journalism at Phil's site, Pointed Prolixity.

March 21, 2007 - 4:29am
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