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Via: Wired
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Via Wired:

Ultraviolet rays break the bond connecting the central isohumulone ring to a side chain of oxygen and carbon molecules. This newly released molecule (called a free radical) has a spare electron, which is desperate to bond with any other available molecule. Floating in the beer are many potential partners, most of which are safe from a taste perspective. However, when a free radical mingles with a certain sulfur alcohol molecule (called sulfmethyl) present in small amounts in beer, the two will combine into something that smells a lot like an angry skunk.

grandma finishes beer mile in 20 minutes
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81 year old Elvira Montes didn't just complete the annual Flotrack Beer Mile, she dominated it. The grandmother of three completed her beer mile, which requires runners to chug a 12 oz beer every quarter mile, in 20 minutes and 23 seconds, beating her 47 year old daughter by 50 seconds. 

Montes was happy to finish, but wants to up her chug speed in order to try to beat her time next year: "I should have been a little faster. I tried to drink the first one really fast but I couldn’t. The second one went down really smooth; the third, even better. The fourth was alright."

But the coolest thing about Montes? She doesn't even like beer. This badass grandma prefers scotch. Cheers to you Elvira Montes, and congrats on a great finish time. I know I couldn't beat it.


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