Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7 by Larry Gonick

By Larry Gonick

An wonderful and informative illustrated guide  that makes international background obtainable, appealing,  and humorous.

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Fine distilled spirits are a pleasure to the senses. To enjoy them, you need to bring to the tasting table a set of tools — the product you plan to sample; the perfect tasting glass; and, of course, your body with its incredible sensory organs. Novice or expert, this chapter lays out the “Rules of the Ritual” for you to enjoy. These rituals include choosing spirits, picking glasses, and creating a tasting sheet to record your impressions of each product you sample. ” You need to select the spirits for tasting and present them in an organized way to maximize your guests’ enjoyment.

Wizard–like experiment for you: Put 1 cup of plain water in a small (1-quart) pot with its own lid. Put the lid on the pot, put the pot on the stove, and heat the pot until you can hear the water boiling inside. ) Let the water boil for a minute or so. Turn off the heat, and lift the lid off the pot. See the drops of water on the underside of the pot lid? ) distilled water. Ain’t science grand? Because alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water, vapors from the alcohol rise first, to be collected and condensed as liquid ethyl alcohol, the alcohol used in beverages.

The Ghost Goes West (1935) f. Charles Laughton 7. The Canterville Ghost (1944) g. Robert Donat 8. Ghost Catchers (1944) h. Nancy Sinatra, Harvey Lembeck 9. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) i. (John Sigvard “Ole”) Olson and (Harold Ogden) Johnson 10. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) j. Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin Answers: 1. e; 2. c; 3. b; 4. d; 5. a; 6. g; 7. f; 8. i; 9. j; 10. h By preventing Americans from enjoying safely made alcohol beverages, Prohibition triggered the production of some fairly nasty homemade substitutes with equally nasty names.

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