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Alcohol is potentially one of the world's oldest drugs and, for thousands of years, has had a range of applications. Alcohol holds a special place in the Australian culture so much so that many countries think of the Aussie stereotype as a person with a drink or ‘stubby’ always in one hand — s sometimes both.

But what happens when you participate in one of Australia's favourite pastimes? Let’s have a look at some of the main aspects of alcohol and address some questions.

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I know they say you can deep fry anything, but it's not an expression I took literally. Then I find out you can deep fry booze and well, there's little room for milder interpretations. Collingwood's Bendigo Hotel appears willing to stick all sorts of spirits into the deep fryer, with its latest concoction involving tequila.

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The drinking patterns of over 200 Australians were put under the microscope in a recent study, which found while only 28 per cent of us drink at levels above two per day, this group is drinking 84 per cent of the total alcohol consumed.

This suggests just over a quarter of us are drinking more than four fifths of all the alcohol combined. This is not good.

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Wine is spoiled grape juice. It's old squished grapes mixed with yeast that gets you drunk. But a lot of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you've wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as the kinds of molecules that travel from the glass into your body.

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Your night began at 10PM on New Year's Eve. Wow, what a long year it's been, you thought. Eager to begin pregaming your New Year's festivities and to forget your impending death, you took a shot of whiskey.

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If you're going to shell out $100 for potato chips, each crisp should be more filling than Elvish lembas bread, or pack so much flavour it'd put Willy Wonka's entire catalogue to shame. I supposes the Swedish-based St Erik's Brewery is aiming for the latter with this limited run, five-chip boxset.

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Drinking an average of 2.4 standard drinks per day for men and 1.6 drinks per day for women has been associated with a 36 per cent greater risk of death from cancer, as well as a 13 per cent greater risk of death from any cause.

But a international research collaboration led by University of Sydney has found that exercising at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity) may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol.

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Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world — so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, New Hampshire, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that's never seen a trace of industrial pollution.