On July 4, 1935, Dr. Walter G. Kendall, 81, drank a glass of water. It was the first glass of water he had drunk in 25 years. He reportedly "suffered no ill effects," and followed it by several cocktails.
In addition to being famous for abstaining from water, Kendall was also a well-known dentist, bicyclist, and horticulturalist. That's him in the pictures below. [image source: here and here]
This ad for Blatz beer has been circulating around the internet for some time. Often people who post these vintage ads never provide a source for them, so it's hard to know if they're real or fake. But in the case of this Blatz ad, I know it's real because I found the following discussion of it in the Church School Journal, 1917. Apparently it was controversial even in the early 20th century:
The whiskey men well know the value of childhood for the formation of permanent habits. Dr. C.T. Wilson says that the advertising of the liquor people has these aims: to secure the use of liquor in homes; to encourage drinking by women; to promote drinking by children; and to put the appetite for drink into unborn children by inducing expectant mothers to drink beer. He showed to a congressional committee an advertisement which read: "How mother and baby picked up: A case of good beer in your home means much to the young mother, and obviously baby partakes in the benefits"; also an advertisement recommending whiskey for delicate undeveloped children; also the picture of a nursing bottle filled with whiskey and taken from a small boy; also a picture of sixteen different hollow toys taken from school children. These hollow toys were all filled with sweet wine or whiskey, and had been given out by drink dealers.
According to rocketnews24.com, there's a Korean drink called Tsongsul, which translates as "feces wine." It's made by mixing oven-baked feces (chicken, dog, or human) with distilled grain alcohol. Some medicinal herbs and cat bones are thrown in as well. Then the whole evil concoction is left to ferment for 3 to 4 months.
People drink this in the hope that it'll cure whatever illness they might have, not for fun. However, I can't find any sources that independently confirm there really is such a drink, but Korean sources are hard to check. So I'm going to take their word for it.
New Zealand has a national drinking day called National Crate Day. During which revelers are challenged drink one dozen 745 mil. bottles of beer. This years celebration in Christchurch ended with police called out by homeowners to rein in the drunken partiers. The unruly drunks were hearded down the street and out of the neighborhood by athorities. Who could have seen that coming?
Some like an olive in their martini. Maraschino cherries are great in a Shirley Temple. There's a bar in the Yukon Territory called The Sourdough Saloon that serves a drink called a sourtoe, guess what comes in it.