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Rob Beschizza at 8:18 pm Thu, Aug 2, 2012
Didnae expect to see you here, Shouth Korea!
I heard they drink diluted formaldehyde.
That’s lame. Poland totally has the numbers to be on that list. We’ve been had.
Poland’s off the charts, obviously. Seriously though, someone obviously screwed something up, there’s no way we’re not in the middle of the top 25 at least.
I know Poles. Poles are good Catholics and drink a lot. The countries around it are on the list. But using this old data, even using the highest amount from 1980, it comes to just less than 3 gallons per person. So huh… I guess they have goal to work toward.
What’s this? Czechs are no long number one?! Quick, everyone, back to the Motherland! We have to help them get their numbers back up!
I’m Czech AND American, so I’m not exactly sure if I let anybody down or not.
How are these gallon figures arrived at? I mean, a hardened spirit drinker might be twice the souse of a beer drinker, but if I surmise correctly, these stats would not show that.
EDIT: Oh, pure alcohol. Ignore me.
Czech Republic and Hungary are not former Soviet republics. So “nobody” is not very precise.
Well it looks like Australia is probably somewhere in the 25-30 bracket… is this good?
Never thought the UK would be that low in the rankings. Its probably because we are a faded world power struggling to find our place in the world. Can’t even focus on our drinking any more.
Portugal before Ireland? Good to know…
nearly twice as much? you’re exaggerating the figures quite a bit there :-)
Ireland is way down in 15th place? Well, that’s encouraging. Normally these kinds of polls can be quite depressing if you’re Irish. Recently I saw this headline that said some dating website had ranked the ugliest men in the world, and Ireland was number 2. So I was like “Well, that’s a bit of blow, but at least we’re not number 1.” So I looked at the article, and guess who was number 1? NORTHERN IRELAND, WTF?
It’d make you feel like hitting the sauce.
“Based on the consumption of pure alcohol per capita and rates of alcohol-related deaths, here are the world’s 25 drunkest countries.”
so presumably if you have a decent healthcare system your country will be down the list a bit.
This article calls for some Gil Scott-Heron. (Serious drinking display at 2:35.)
I wonder how low the US’s numbers would be if you took Wisconsin out of the picture?
There’s a line (can’t quote: don’t have book) in Stephanie Elizando Griest’s book “Around the Bloc” that goes something like: “It is a myth that the Russian’s drink a lot. They drink insanely enormously a lot.”
No Olympic medal for Austria yet, but I knew before seeing the list that we would be on the ranking that really counts.