Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Russia Through the Vodka Glass

Alexei Bayer in The Globalist
...the inventor of modern vodka -- who discovered in 1894 that the stuff is best when it is exactly 40% alcohol (80 proof) -- was the world-renowned chemist Dmitry Mendeleev.

Professor Mendeleev is otherwise known around the world for compiling the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

This calls for a shot of Tom Lehrer.

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