Coffee Trivia

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  1. LadyEagle

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  2. mioque

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    what can I say, except that this seems somehow fitting. :D

    Pope beatifies 'father of cappuccino'

    Pope John Paul II has formally placed a monk who inspired European resistance to Muslim invaders in the 17th Century and five other historic Italian religious figures on the path to sainthood.

    Their beatification at a ceremony in St Peter's Square marks the final step before actual canonisation through the Roman Catholic Church.

    Marco d'Aviano, a wandering preacher for the Capuchin monastic order, is credited with rallying Catholics and Protestants on the eve of the Battle of Vienna in 1683, which was crucial to halting the advance of Turkish soldiers into Europe.

    He is also remembered by some as the man who, by legend, inspired the fashionable cappuccino coffee now drunk by millions across the globe.

    The monk, who was born in the city of his name in northern Italy in 1631, was sent by the pope of the day to unite Christians in the face of a huge Ottoman army.

    Legend has it that, following the victory, the Viennese reportedly found sacks of coffee abandoned by the enemy and, finding it too strong for their taste, diluted it with cream and honey.

    The drink being of a brown colour like that of the Capuchins' robes, the Viennese named it cappuccino in honour of Marco D'Aviano's order.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2979993.stm
     
  3. Major B

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    Coffee

    1. It is the elixar of life.
    2. It makes you smarter.
    3. It prevents Alzheimers (if you drink 3-4 cups daily for 35 years or so).
    4. If you drink it strong enough, you can be dead for two years and not realize it until the Right Guard no longer works.
    5. "Strong enough" is strong enough to slice with a knife.
    6. We Americans drink 350 million cups a day, that leaves about 300 million for the rest of you.
    7. The Air Force runs on jet fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid, caffiene, nicotine, and alcohol. Of these all, Coffee is the most important chemical.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Coffee is one of God's purgatives that help the body detoxify. It draws poisons from the walls of the colon and large intestine and eliminates them. It stops, almost instantly, nausea and other flu-like symptoms.

    Of course, no one should DRINK it. That is NOT how it is designed to be used.

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  5. mioque

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    "Bottoms up"

    I believe the appropriate Jay Leno quote at this time would be.
    "Fill it to the rim with brim"
     

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