Some of my favorite things to do in life is to find out what actually happened in history. For starters, Paul Revere was actually one of probably 75 horse riders sent out to spread the word that the British were coming. And no, none of them were yelling it out at the top of their lungs – British patrols were all over the roads, they were the cops. Revere actually spread the word a little bit, went to a bar, got incredibly drunk, and then got arrested for drunken behavior. Released an hour later, he informed Sam Adams about the coming British at 4:30 in the morning,  a half hour before the battle of Lexington broke out. Whoops. Find out some more cool drinking stories at this link to Mental Floss.

By the way, the only reason Paul Revere is so idolized is because of a poem Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about him, making him an icon, forty years after he died.


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