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37 Interesting Facts About Vodka

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Here are 37 interesting Vodka facts.

1-5 Vodka Facts

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1. If you or your pet has accidentally consumed antifreeze, vodka can be used as an antidote. – Source

2. A theme park in Lithuania recreates life as a USSR citizen. Visitors have their belongings confiscated, wear gas masks, experience interrogation, and must learn the Soviet anthem. Their reward is a shot of vodka. – Source

3. 25% of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-50s, mainly due to vodka. – Source

4. Russia banned the sale of vodka during World War I. The government immediately lost a third of its income. – Source

5. Georgy Zhukov, Marshall of the Soviet Union, loved Coca-Cola but didn’t want to be seen drinking a symbol of American imperialism. Through Harry S. Truman, he had a chemist make a colorless version that looked like vodka. – Source

6-10 Vodka Facts

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6. Vodka was originally invented in Poland, first produced in the 8th century. – Source

7. The world’s hottest vodka at 250,000 scovilles is so hot the manufacturers put a lead seal on the bottle that has to be cut with a wire cutter, and they insist on their website you don’t buy it. – Source

8. In the Czech Republic, you spank unmarried women on easter as a tradition. Young men go from house to house, and as a thank you they get a shot of Vodka from the girl’s father. – Source

9. The managing editor of Huffington Post Canada shoved vodka-soaked tampons up her vagina to kill the urban legend only to be greeted by a comment telling her she used the wrong hole, nullifying her findings. – Source

10. Vodka and Citrus sodas keep cut flowers fresh. – Source


11-15 Vodka Facts

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11. Saying “What can I do?” with a Russian accent actually means “I’ll find vodka” in Russian. – Source

12. The Soviet cosmonauts celebrated the moon landing in 1969 “with joy and vodka”. – Source

13. The Soviet government advised those working on the Chernobyl disaster to drink half a glass of vodka for every two hours in Chernobyl. The radiation was supposed to accumulate in the thyroid glands and the vodka was thought to help clean out the radiation. – Source

14. Sprite was originally introduced as a mixer for whiskey and vodka. – Source

15. Many American vodkas really are the same. They’re produced by a handful of commodity giants and sold to brands for dilution, filtering, and packaging. One distillery fills 3 separate brand partner bottles with the same potato vodka. – Source

16-20 Vodka Facts

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16. Drinking vodka or any other form of liquor will actually ease the pain of a hot pepper. – Source

17. Dmitri Mendeleev, the creator of the Periodic Table, also created the Russian standard for vodka. – Source

18. Russians squatting, wearing track pants, and drinking vodka are part of what is known as “Gopnik” culture. – Source

19. Dan Akroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka was in development at the same time as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Aykroyd arranged to meet with Spielberg to discuss resolving the conflict. Spielberg suggested that he would have liked Crystal Head Vodka to be served at the premiere. – Source

20. In 1990 America traded Pepsi to Russia for vodka and warships. – Source

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  • #7
    The company makes a 500,000 scovilles vodka for sale on their site.

    100,000
    250,000
    500,000
    So the fact only has their medium brand listed.

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