it's not a long video but that title sounds enough like clickbait that i'm compelled to provide a TL;DW:
* people were still allowed to drink, in their homes, any alcohol they had left over from before prohibition.
* grape growers packaged bricks that could be dissolved into water to make juice. letting that juice sit in the dark for a few weeks would turn the mixture into alcohol.
* the video doesn't actually describe "How Americans Found A Clever Loophole."
OK, i feel better.
bonus info on those bricks that i remember from r/todayilearned:
> If you were to purchase one of these bricks, on the package would be a note explaining how to dissolve the concentrate in a gallon of water. Then right below it, the note would continue with a warning instructing you not to leave that jug in the cool cupboard for 21 days, or it would turn into wine.
Damn, that's so cool to see color footage from back then, makes it so much more real.
Grape juice ;)
Wonderful colour footage, very cool to see.
Did you also know that Steve Buscemi was a firefighter on 9/11?
that was so awesome i wasnt ready. time to go on a binge
What an oddly upbeat ending.
>"The violence does nothing to slow the demand."
\*Cheerful jingle plays\* "Smithsonian Channel - It's brighter here."
Damn, it's seems that if people want something they'll find a way of having it, one way or another regardless of laws.
Al Capone also died an idiot his brain eaten by syphilis
Its nice but kinda sad to know Chiraq was always about that action
I went to a frat party in one of the old Al Capone houses near Detroit. The basement was set up as a speakeasy and there were all sorts of hidden compartments, pass-thrus, and even a closed off tunnel to a neighboring house.
Wow the "colourisation" in this is fucking terrible. I hate people who ruin good black and white images like this.