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weekly publication Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Alcohol origins

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The alcohol that you can drink is ethyl alcohol or ethanol. It is produced by fermenting carbohydrates, such as sugars or starches. Fermentation is an anerobic process used by yeast to convert sugars into energy. Ethanol and carbon dioxide are waste products of the reaction. The fermented product may be used (e.g., wine) or distillation may be used to concentrate and purify the alcohol (e.g., vodka, tequila). Just about any plant matter can be used to produce alcohol. Here is a list of the source material for several popular alcoholic beverages.

sible time to faint—in the middle of robbing a bank. But that’s what happened to a Beavercreek, Ohio, thief. The teller called 911 and asked for medics. But you have to applaud the man’s stick-to-it-iveness. While the ambulance was en route, the suspect handed a note to the teller demanding all her cash.

Ale – fermented from malt with hops

The victim’s jewelry was missing, the electronics were gone, and a window was smashed. No wonder she was hysterical when officer Charanjit Meharu of the Calgary police arrived. Then her Frenchspeaking father called. Speaking in French, she explained that it was all a scam in order to get the insurance money. What she didn’t suspect was that Officer Meharu speaks six languages, including French.

Beer – brewed and fermented from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops Bourbon – whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 51 percent corn and aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years Brandy – distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice Cognac – a brandy distilled from white wine from a specific region of France Gin – distilled or redistilled neutral grain spirits from a variety of sources, flavored with juniper berries and other aromatics Rum – distilled from a sugarcane product such as molasses or sugarcane juice Sake – produced by a brewing process using rice

It’s in the name

Tequila – a Mexican liquor distilled from blue agave

In 17th century Europe, people made anagrams from names and believed these words formed from rearranging the letters would give a clue to a person’s characteristics. Teresa is a teaser, Pat is apt, Greta is great, Mona likes to moan, and Dora travels on the road.

Vodka – distilled from a mash as of potatoes, rye or wheat Whiskey – distilled from mash of grain such as rye, corn, or barley Scotch – whiskey distilled in Scotland typically from malted barley Wine – fermented juice of fresh grapes and/or other fruit (e.g., blackberry wine)

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If your headlights are so cloudy that it looks like you’re trying to flash beams in a heavy fog on a super clear night, you may need to get over to a body shop and drop nearly $1,000 on new headlights, OR you can take a toothpaste (especially a whitening toothpaste), and clean your headlights yourself. Just put the toothpaste on the lense, scrub, rinse it off, and dry. Voilà, a brand new(ish) headlight.

subtle changes in your scent, which can help him figure out how you are feeling — such as by smelling your perspiration when you become nervous or fearful. It’s also likely how dogs can detect certain diseases or know that a household member is pregnant.

Believe it…or not!

Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches two to six years Canadian Inventions of age. The 56k modem was Banging your head invented by Dr. Brent against a wall uses 150 Townshend in 1996. calories an hour. Ouch! Brunton compass was patented by David W. Brunton in 1894. SOUTHERN GLASS WORKS Radio telephony was first demonstrated by Maintenance Free PVC Windows & Doors Glass Replacement in any PVC Window Model Reginald A. Fessenden in 1901. 306-842-2574

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Take A Break is a free distribution coffee newsletter reaching the city of Weyburn. Published by Prairie Newspaper Group LP, a subsidiary of Glacier Ventures International Corp., Take A Break is issued every Thursday at the office of publication, 904 East Avenue, Weyburn, SK. The mailing address is Weyburn Review, Box 400, Weyburn, SK S4H 2K4. Phone 306-842-7487 or Fax 306-842-0282. RICK MAJOR • Publisher

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