20 things you should know about beer

As we all know, the Oatmeal is a fountain of knowledge, a source of wise council, a veritable oracle. On everything.

This is what he has to say about beer:

  • Beer is composed mostly of water
  • In the middle ages, many people drank beer because clean water was hard to find
  • Store beer upright as it minimises oxidation and contamination from the cap
  • Vikings believed that a giant goat whose udders provided an endless supply of beer was waiting for them in Valhalla
  • Prohibition in the US lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours and 32.5 minutes

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