Friday, September 16, 2016

How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High

The weird story behind the church's go-to communion wine substitute.

It’s weird to think about, but a lot of the things we take for granted are almost shockingly recent inventions. The can opener didn’t exist until 1870—nearly a full century after canned food was first produced (people ate so much canned food that year, you guys). Doors have been around forever, but doorknobs weren’t invented until 1878 (and people were finally able to leave their houses). And grape juice?

Grape juice wasn’t a thing until 1869. Read More

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