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Nutriceuticals for the rest of us…

Readers who remember Brewdog– earlier-featured purveyors of the “world’s strongest beer: Tactical Nuclear Penguin”— won’t be surprised that the scrappy Scottish brewery has risen to the occasion of the upcoming Royal Wedding. Their “Royal Virility Performance” is a 7.5% ABV India Pale Ale laced with Viagra, chocolate, Horny Goat Weed–  and of course, a healthy dose of sarcasm.

The brew will be available on April 28…  but readers should act quickly– only 1,000 bottles will be produced!

[TotH to If It’s Hip It’s Here]

As we rethink our wedding present choices, we might  recall that it was on this date in 1993 that Bill Wyman, the bassist of The Rolling Stones, wed Suzanne Accosta.  Though moderate (at least by Stones’ standards) in his use of alcohol and drugs, Wyman was a compulsive womanizer; indeed, Maxim ranks Wyman at number 10 on its “Living Sex Legends” list, as he is reputed to have had sex with over 1000 women.  Nonetheless, he did have relationships that were at least relatively more permanent…  He married his first wife, Dianne, in 1959; they had a son, Stephen Paul Wyman, then divorced in 1969.  From 1967 through 1983, Wyman was romantically linked to Astrid Lundström.

Then in 1989 Wyman married the 18-year-old Mandy Smith, whom he had been dating since she was 13; a relationship that was understandably the subject of considerable media attention. The marriage ended in spring 1991, although the divorce was not finalized until 1993.  In that final year of Bill’s union with  Mandy, Stephen– his son from his first marriage– became engaged to Smith’s mother….

But Wyman’s third marriage was the charm: he is still happily joined to Accosta, with whom he is raising three daughters.

Accosta, Wyman, and their daughters at the 2010 premiere of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones (source)

Hair of the dog…

source: STV

STV reports that a Scottish brewery has created the world’s strongest beer:

A controversial Scottish brewery has set a new record with the release of the world’s strongest beer.

Fraserburgh-based BrewDog have released the 32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin, which they claim is higher than the German beer brand Schorschbraer (31%)…

Read the whole besotted story here.

As we reunderstand the phrase “Holiday cheer,” we might hail all the ships at sea, as it was on this date in 1901 that Gugliellmo Marconi (and colleagues) confounded the prevailing scientific wisdom (that the curvature of he earth put a limit of 200 miles on radio transmissions) by sending/receiving the first trans-Atlantic wireless broadcast

Marconi at his set, circa 1896 (source: American Radio Relay League)

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