Myth: Mead has to be aged approximately forever before it’s any good.
Fact: Some meads do take years, others can be ready in only a few weeks. Aging requirements are primarily a function of initial sugar content and final alcohol content.
Disclaimer: All Thursday Fun Facts are culled from millennia of texts as well as random statements around the internet and they are also made up. They are only facts in the loosest sense of the word (or possibly not at all). Please note the dearth of citations.