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Michigan Teacher Gave Fifth-Grade History Class Non-Alcoholic Beer

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N.B.D.Photo: O'Doul's

An elementary-school kid in Linden, Michigan, must have been pretty psyched when he was given the green light to bring in a sixer of O'Doul's, Anheuser-Busch's low-alcohol brew, so the class could immerse themselves in a lesson about how beer was the beverage of choice during Colonial days because clean water was so scarce. It's not clear how many students tried the O'Doul's, but it's a misdemeanor to give minors any beer at all, in any event, even those with less than 0.5 percent alcohol. None of the parents complained, however, and the teacher isn't going to be disciplined, so the worst part of the story is that a bunch of impressionable kids now probably believe all those late-night Declaration of Independence drafting sessions were fueled by O'Doul's. [M-Live]

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