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Mythos is not just the name of the doubly fictional* mythology of HP Lovecraft, it's also a Greek beer.

Wikipedia has this wonderful unverified tale on the brewer's page.

Former Latvian Football star Karls Ackasovs was drinking Mythos when he drank 53 cans of lager on a Sydney to London flight, beating the legendary drinking record of Australian cricketer David Boon.

*HPL wrote the stories but never as a mythology nor did he coin the term. Derleth did that.


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Oct. 27th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'm no expert on Latvian football, but I wonder if Mr Ackasovs may have a Wikpedia-only existence.
Oct. 27th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be at all surprised.

We were watching the baseball the other night, game 3 of the World Series. It was delayed by rain for 90 minutes so the two commentators were having quite a genial chat about stuff. Much like they do in cricket. Even chilledchimp was watching and she abhors most televised sport, especially cricket and its derivatives.

The English presenter was reading from his Wiki entry and saying how accurate it was, that there was stuff even his mum didn't know. The American presented chided him for trusting Wiki but he was adamant in his admiration. 5 minutes later he received an email telling him that his entry now said he was born a woman and is now a transexual homosexual.
Oct. 27th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
heh! -- that'll learn him.

Hmm, this post of yours is now the top Google hit for Karls Ackasovs...
Oct. 27th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I found this one too, "Former Latvian football ace and legendary swordsman Karls Ackasovs now resides in Codsall." although it's now been deleted.

My favouritely Latvian is Einārs Tupurītis, an 800m runner.

Edited at 2008-10-27 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oct. 27th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I wonder if any of these people really exist. Or if "Latvia" itself does.
Oct. 28th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
A conspiracy of cartographers, perhaps?
Oct. 27th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
(: You said 'beer'? (:
Jan. 23rd, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Karls Ackasovs
He doesn't exist. The article has been edited, at last. (You could have do it by yourself... or maybe it was to funny a hoax to be fixed ?)

By the way, Mythos is a fine beer ;-)
Jan. 23rd, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Karls Ackasovs
I suppose it was quite funny but thanks for fixing it.

And I didn't know for certain that it wasn't true. J'suis pas un expert sur l'athléthisme letton.
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