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Old 01-07-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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Default Epic Rum

The book makes an interesting read; lots of history and context. Perhaps the most interesting premise is that the lowly British Navy once stocked beer on their ships while the powerful Spaniards and French stocked wine. The beer would only last three weeks, the wine six months. When the Brits switched to rum, they ruled the high seas. Nelson beat the French and the Spanish at Trafalgar, losing zero ships to their combined loss of 22.

Rum and Coke makes me sick.
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