A Beef With SparkTrivia
Thursday, February 09, 2012
So, I took the trivia for today, this was one of my questions:
How many calories does a single gram of alcohol contain?
1 calorie 3 calories 4 calories 7 calories 9 calories 0 calories
So, I picked 9 calories. Then, it says I got it wrong, with this explanation:
One gram of fat contains 9 calories, but alcohol is not a nutrient because it cannot be used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, or repair. It is a toxin that is broken down as an energy (calorie) source and can be converted to fat.
Um, excuse me, didn't I say 9 calories? Why did I get it wrong? Just a little irritating, it's late in the day and I'm ready to go home, to boot lol.