Nov 12, 2020
Today on the seventh episode of Season 3 on the Bois & Bar Talk podcast, the Drink of the week is B-Side crafted by New Britain's own Alvarium Brewery. According to Alvarium, B-Side utilizes Idaho 7, Azacca, and Simcoe hops for a delicate and multilayered drinking experience. Soft tropical fruit, mango, citrus and pine flavors combined, give B-Side a delightful taste, clocking in at a 4.9% ABV. It’s a sweet blonde ale that we had no problem drinking in the middle of November.
After The Bois rated B-Side, we got into a conversation about bugs and the fear of certain species such as spiders. Arachnophobia is common among people, while some have it worse than others. But what is it that makes spiders so terrifying? We started playing a free game on Game Pass, Grounded on the Xbox One. Grounded is a survival game which is still testing in beta where you play as kids who shrunk themselves (sort of like Honey I Shrunk The Kids). The objective is to survive in the garden, fighting against nature including “giant” ladybugs, ants, and dreaded spiders.
We raised the question: What ever happened to those tiny electrical zaps on the tips of our fingers? In theory, it has to stem from the fact that carpets were left behind in most houses. As kids we used to charge up the shock by rubbing our feet on the carpet and poke somebody else. It's been completely forgotten about over time.
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