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Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

billkozyBillkozy on 07/16/2008

AbsintheMakestheHeartGrowFonder Photo Absinthe was illegal in most places recently, but a century ago it was a very fashionable liquor in some parts of Europe—it was perhaps the 19th century equivalent of cocaine; in fact, just like cocaine, users employed a special spoon used to hold a lump of sugar over the absinthe glass while one poured in water. What was so special about its effects? As one party host in Manchester put it, "People always remark how odd it is...They expect to feel drunk as they would on any other spirit, but it doesn't quite work in the usual way with absinthe. Somehow, absinthe just has a different effect on people. Maybe it is a kind of drunkenness, but it's a weird kind of drunkenness, with this bizarre clarity of thought that comes with it."

That clarity is maybe why some poets and artists sought inspiration from it. There is a very offbeat funny cartoon web site ( depicting the effects of absinthe on an animated August Strindberg with his imaginary friend, Helium.

Here's a quiz about this strange alcohol. May your own heart frow gronder....I mean gart frow honder....fart grow honder, (hiccup)...oh just enjoy yourself.
And please remember to rate the quiz afterward!
12 Questions

Rating:  (8.03/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
Taken: 115 times

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Suzette 17100.00%    406.64 seconds    
Klsuch 15100.00%    1311.43 seconds    
Klukblazen 23891.67%    151.09 seconds    
Didb72 22291.67%    190.55 seconds    
Finestkind 18491.67%    212.46 seconds    
Doughgal 17391.67%    378.09 seconds    
Foogs 28291.67%    438.58 seconds    
Kingjayii 20983.33%    135.24 seconds    
Jeannarie 13583.33%    584.70 seconds    

Comments (2)
Scorpio1113  (Level: 110.8)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 3:22 PM

Oh crap. Screwed this one up too.

Toulina  (Level: 25.5)
Tue, 22nd Jul '08 11:30 AM


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