Reminder: Alcohol plus fire equals boom. A Kenyan governor learned the hard way that blowing up liquor will get you more bang than you bargained for.
After nearly a hundred people were killed by drinking bootleg liquor in Mumbai over the weekend, it's hard not to wonder when the problem of poisonous booze will end.
The poisoning of some 200 people earlier this week in Uttar Pradesh highlights a long-running problem within India, where unregulated moonshine is widely consumed.
In the UK, seizures of counterfeit vodka are rising at alarming rates. Could you be drinking paint thinner or nail polish remover next time you sip a martini in London?
The ABC Board, which operates a statewide monopoly on liquor sales, is funded by a liquor tax and performs its own enforcement. Recently, enforcement has taken the form of a massive crackdown on their only competition: moonshiners.