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however the pretzel was probably invented in Bavaria by monks in 610 AD to bribe kids to learn bible verses.
The monks called it a Pretiola, Latin for little reward. From there, the pretzel transformed into the Italian word, Brachiola, which means little arms.
as for beer, crystals suggesting that pottery had stored beer go back at least 6000 years, and depictions of drinking beer (via a straw) are found in Ancient Egypt
and in the Middle East....