MORNING STUMPER for Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Today is Punch Day!

The original word that "punch" comes from means "five" because of the five ingredients used to make the drink.

So where did punch come from?

A. Mexico
B. Hawaii
C. India
D. Japan

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And the answer is:

C. India

The original punch was a mixture of alcohol, sugar, lemon, water and tea.

It reached the western world by way of British sailors who brought the drink, called "panch" in the Hindu language, back home with them in the 17th century.

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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