It’s ironic I’m writing this seeing as though I had a long island to wash down my tacos for lunch earlier, but here we go!

The Survey Says

Rehabs.com, a website that provides resources relating to addiction and recovery, recently surveyed over 3,000 people. The results showed that 1 out of 3 Texans believe in the perceived health benefits of alcohol.

Ignore Them Telling You Not To Drink

58% of those polled admit they don’t even take notice when studies are released linking alcohol to health problems. My guess is they don’t wanna hear all of that!

Alcohol, The Cure To Everything

The participants were also asked what they thought the main benefits of alcohol consumption were. Of those polled, 46% said they thought it reduced an individual's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (to be fair, red wine does have some benefits), while another 31% believe that actually increased life expectancy. Another 15% were under the impression that alcohol prevents you from getting the common cold and lowered the risk of diabetes.

Boozing Until We Die

62% of those surveyed believe eating junk food is worse than drinking alcohol. The one thing that stuck out the most to me is that 38% of those said they would still continue to drink even if it reduced their life expectancy by five years.

Hey, you only live once!

10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.

Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?

 

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