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Brewery Workers Strike: No More Drinking On Job

We can’t tell if this story is funny…or hilarious:

“Scores of Carlsberg workers walked off their jobs in protest Thursday after the Danish brewer tightened laid-back rules on workplace drinking and removed beer coolers from work sites, a company spokesman said.

The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company’s new alcohol policy, which allows them to drink beer only during lunch hours in the canteen. Previously, they could help themselves to beer throughout the day, from coolers placed around the work sites.

The only restriction was ‘that you could not be drunk at work’.”

96-Year-old Becomes World’s Oldest Bungy Jumper (Updated)

I don’t know about you, but if I was 96 years old I’d be afraid that bungy jumping might, I don’t know, make parts of my body fall off or something. But not South African Mohr Keet. And holy cow, watch the video—that’s a really high bridge. (216 meters, or 708 feet high!)

Our favorite part: After Mr. Keet jumped, his daughter did, too. She’s 72 62. (And they both said they were “poop scared” before jumping.)

Happy Anniversary, Beermerica

Today, April 7, marks the 77th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most raucous 24-hour periods in American history. It was on this day in 1933 that Congress officially modified the Volstead Act, better known as the National Prohibition Act, which in 1919 had made it illegal to manufacture, sell, or transport any beverage containing more than .05% alcohol. The modification rose that to 3.2%, and, as the day neared, the breweries around the country that hadn’t been driven out of business in the dry, 14-year period (they survived by making drinks like root beer and ginger ale), readied for what would become one of the wildest national parties in American history: