Cars at a Standstill = Ethanol Shortage = Flat Soda and Beer…

How strange the interdependence of this world is. What kind of butterfly effect can bring about a global lockdown? The perfect philosophy topic, but unfortunately not one that will be closing this school year… There will be no exams this year to separate the dunce from the good student… nor yet the slacker-student who gets lucky and passes the exam from the unfortunate stressed-out student who drops the ball in oral exams as well as written ones. But back to our subject: if there are no vehicles using fuel, then oil production is reduced, which means a drop in ethanol, which means a drop in CO2 (a byproduct of ethanol), which means a decrease in bubbles in the foam on top of your next beer, or rather there won’t be any, since as with shampoo and hair, there need to be bubbles for it to foam (or the opposite, I don’t know anymore). Still, if drinking flat beer doesn’t float your boat, there is always champagne (which has natural bubbles) or even wine…

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ethanol-beer/beer-may-lose-its-fizz-as-co2-supplies-go-flat-during-pandemic-idUSKBN2200G3

https://fr.news.yahoo.com/etats-unis-coronavirus-prive-soda-085922040.html

https://www.bfmtv.com/economie/aux-etats-unis-le-coronavirus-prive-le-soda-et-la-biere-de-bulles-1896383.html

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