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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2011 02:03 pm
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In the day, liquor was considered healthful, whereas water was frequently questionable.

Germ theory was yet unknown, and people thought nothing of using a creek downhill from a cow pasture.

Before refrigeration, apple juice quickly became apple jack. Those little yeasties killed off their bad cousins and turned water into something somewhat palatable, though not of modern quality...

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