Man Meat Mondays: December 5th, 2011

It’s Monday, December 5th, and it was on this day in 1978 that the newly formed Democratic Republic of Afghanistan signed friendship treaties with the United States and the Soviet Union. Lasting just over 9 years, the Soviet war in Afghanistan kicked off in 1979 and the rest, well, you know.

Such is life. Time for some sexy man meat to take the edge off reality.

Today’s Liquid Factoids

Americans were able to legally drink once again on this date in 1933, as Prohibition ended after 13 eventful years.

While alcohol is legal, its use requires personal responsibility. The holiday season now under way is a time for more parties and more driving than usual — as well as increased hours of darkness and bad weather. This combination is why this is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

While the number of people killed on the nation’s highways each year is dropping, accidents still claim almost 31,000 lives. About one-third of these deaths occur in accidents where the people involved have blood alcohol levels above the legal limit.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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