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A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
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Nov 20, 2011

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Very Intrigued by the title and impressed. How very innovative dividing the history of the world into different liquid states...
Did you know Beer was born with the civilized world and the quest to quench out thirst that sparked the invention of wine and coffee and tea ended with the invention of 'COKE'. I am still looking for data to refute that theory. COKE is it!!? Perhaps at least for now.

First Impression: Very Informative.

Literary Value: Can't lie, this book is just scribbled notes in places.

Lasting Value: I just loved this charming limerick

"..that Grave and Wholesome Liquor
That heals the Stomach, makes Genius quicker,
Relieves the Memory, revives the Sad,
and cheers the Spirits, without making Mad."

That last line a pot-shot at wine, written by an anonymous Java lover.

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