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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.

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We've all dreamed about the perfect beer / beverage fridge at some stage, though a general lack of inventive engineering skills is usually the deciding factor between imagination and reality. That can't stop you from appreciating the efforts of others, like this secret underground cooler from Peter Götting.

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There's no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there's also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant. Here's a quick look at what it takes to make tequila. From harvesting and cutting out the core of the blue agave plant (which looks like something from Super Mario Bros.) to baking it and extracting the juice and letting it ferment, it's a delicious-looking process.

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Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski and it's so dark and bitingly true and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine or whiskey or whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going.

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Here's the classic science experiment of mixing fire and alcohol in a large empty jug. It's always fun to see the perfect layer of flames slowly dance its way down the cylinder, like a slow drip of fire as the alcoholic vapors combust. Of course, the best part is that 'whoosh' sound it makes.

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Just let that sink in folks. Yes, with all the world's problems solved, one or more engineers tasked themselves with the last, great obstacle facing mankind: How does one efficiently spray another person with bubbly booze? Don't panic, we figured it out.

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Video: I will freely admit to being one of the twentysomething wasters who will throw a cocktail in anything that isn't a Solo cup. But if you have more style and class, you may have wondered if there's science behind the bewildering array of glassware.