Did you know beer wasn't officially classified as alcoholic in Russia until yesterday? The country's president, Dmitry Medvedev, just signed a bill to make it so. Apparently, until now, any beverage with less than 10% alcohol was considered a "foodstuff."

This was an interesting legislative experiment in denying you have a drinking problem, Russia. Maybe America should just pass a law that makes meth a dietary supplement. Meth problem: solved. [via Daring Fireball, image via andrijbulba]