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'According to the Code of Hammurabi, beer could get you killed.' - -

Hammurabi, the king of Babylon, codified his laws sometime in the 18th century BC and felt that two offenses related to beer were important enough to include: the first was that any beer parlor owner who charged his customers too much faced death by drowning, and the second was that if a high priestess were found hanging around one of these parlors, she could be burned to death.
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Having modified these early laws for the Modern Era,the Lawmakers decided it would be more profitable for them to instead tax us big-time on alcohol. Well,I guess it beats being drowned or incinerated.
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