Drunk Canadian Swims to Detroit

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This isn’t the drunk Canadian guy; it’s just a photo illustration. Clearly, this guy isn’t drunk.

One of the reasons I love beer is that it provides us with stories like this one: A man from Windsor, Canada, drank eight beers and then swam to Detroit.

John Morillo, who should probably be more mature at age 47, decided to swim across the Detroit River just to prove to his incredulous buddies that he could do it.

And here’s the biggest reason to love this guy: He really seems to have no regrets, even though he was plucked from the water by the U.S. Coast Guard.

“If I’m going to be in the paper, I’d at least like them to say I actually made it,” Morillo told The Windsor Star, “even though I got in trouble and everything. I gotta pay fines and stuff. But I don’t want it to sound like I didn’t make it, because then my buddies are going to say ‘Ha, ha, you didn’t make it.’ Because that was the whole thing, to show them I could do it.”


I know this has nothing to do with the Louisville beer scene, but I couldn’t resist posting it. I only wish the story had specified what kind of beer he drank. Because I gotta get me some of that stuff.

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