Friday is International Beer Day, which began in 2007 and was first marked by a California man named Jesse Avshalomov and his colleagues. On this day, people across the world celebrate the alcoholic beverage.

According to its official website, International Beer Day is carried out "to gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer," "to celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer," and "to bring the world together by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures on this one remarkable day."

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Here are some interesting facts about beer from Huffington Post and Forbes:

1. Brewing is believed to have started about 5,000 years.

2. Barack Obama was the first president of the U.S. to brew his own beer.

3. The study of fermentation in brewing is called zymurgy.

4. The top beer-producing countries are China and the U.S.

5. Snake Venom is the strongest beer with an alcohol by volume content of 67.5 percent.

6. Czech Republic is the beer drinking capital of the world, with every Czech drinking an average of 40 gallons of beer a year. It is followed by Austria and Germany.

7. The study of beer is known as zythology.

8. The fear of an empty beer glass is known as Cenosillicaphobia.

9. Home breweries were legalized by former President Jimmy Carter.

10. Beer helps strengthen bones due its silicon content, which increases calcium deposits and minerals.

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Here are some famous quotes about beer:

1. "Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it."—Ray Bradbury.

2. "There's nothing in the world like the first taste of beer." — John Steinbeck.

3. "But then again there's never a bad day for a beer and a weisswurst." — Barack Obama, on visiting Germany.

4. “Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” — Martin Luther

5. “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." — Benjamin Franklin

7. “Beer culture is a part of the world of food and drink. It’s not just a commodity in cans and bottles, but has a value as an agricultural product with good ingredients.” — Michael Jackson

8. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” — Abraham Lincoln

9. "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." — Frank Zappa

10. "I just want to tailgate, drink beer, and hang out in the middle of nowhere in a pick-up truck. That's my ideal date." — Ronda Rousey