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(Independent)   Countries ranked on drunkenness. Canada gets Johnny Walker Red, Russia Black, US, some kind of pale ale   (independent.co.uk) divider line 30
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2014-05-13 08:25:53 AM
It's boring being northern and sucks being slavic. Therefore Belarus.
 
2014-05-13 10:08:34 AM
I am really surprised that Poland doesn't rank higher. The ones I know over there really put it away.
 
2014-05-13 12:22:20 PM
Not something to be proud of.
 
2014-05-13 01:06:45 PM

Chakro: I am really surprised that Poland doesn't rank higher. The ones I know over there really put it away.


That's the problem.  They're putting it away instead of drinking it
 
2014-05-13 01:07:04 PM

gopher321: Not something to be proud of.


In a way it is. I mean it's better than leading the world in deaths from water born illness. At least most people are having fun drinking... till they die from it. But everyone dies.
 
2014-05-13 01:10:19 PM
I dont think this is the America our founding fathers drunkenly envisioned. LETS STEP IT UP AMERICA. USA USA USA!!
 
2014-05-13 01:11:44 PM
FARK i am dissapointed
 
2014-05-13 01:21:06 PM

gopher321: Not something to be proud of.


Exactly! I mean come on Mexico - step it up people. Either only the niffy naffy Spanish descendents answered this poll or the indigenous people are lying.
 
2014-05-13 01:22:05 PM
So countries that spent decades under Soviet oppression tend to lead the way in drinking and countries  Northern Africa and the Middle East, where Islam predominates as the religion, tend to lag well behind.  Can this even be a surprise to anyone?

/Hope we didn't spend a lot on that study.
 
2014-05-13 01:22:54 PM
If you separate out Ireland they're in that top ten right?
 
2014-05-13 01:23:19 PM
It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.
 
2014-05-13 01:23:40 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: gopher321: Not something to be proud of.

In a way it is. I mean it's better than leading the world in deaths from water born illness. At least most people are having fun drinking... till they die from it. But everyone dies.


You're right. Everyone dies. Why delay the inevitable then with a slow alcohol related death? Just have everyone kill themselves and get it over with already!
 
2014-05-13 01:23:51 PM

Tangenital: gopher321: Not something to be proud of.

Exactly! I mean come on Mexico - step it up people. Either only the niffy naffy Spanish descendents answered this poll or the indigenous people are lying.


Rather surprised Mexico didn't rank higher, considering how its undocumented representatives north of the border drink.
 
2014-05-13 01:27:18 PM
It is so frustrating to be surrounded by so many slackers. I am working hard to put us at the top of the list, some of you assholes need to try harder!
 
2014-05-13 01:27:39 PM
Dang teetotalers skewing the Fark numbers.
 
2014-05-13 01:32:41 PM
I'm not a drunk, I'm a concerned American trying to keep us #1.
 
2014-05-13 01:40:01 PM
Challenge accepted, eh?
 
2014-05-13 01:40:23 PM
It looks like immigrants from civilized drinking countries are holding you back. Dump those Scandinavian, Mediterranean and Asian losers and let your inner barbarian loose.

Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug!

I'm just kidding. I have a glass of sherry, port, whiskey or an aperitif once in a while and I greatly admire the common sense, decency and restraint of countries with a long tradition of wine although I don't particularly care for it, what with a family tree full of Quakers, Baptists, Puritans, Presbyterians, Methodists and other teetotalitarians. Rousseau was right--if you start in adolescence you are less likely to develop a taste for the stuff.

Booze is like cars or possibly even guns--the longer you've had them, the safer and more responsibly you use them. That and showing off for the opposite sex (or in some cases, the same sex) makes them more dangerous than they need to be to youth. Leave the guns, booze, fast cars and wild, wild sex to the old buggers, who need them, and enjoy your youth a bit longer. It's not going to last forever and eventually you'll just want to soak your feet.
 
2014-05-13 01:52:51 PM

menschenfresser: It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.


You lot call it "going out for a piss-up" two or three times a week.  We call it "getting up in the morning," which continues until we call it "going to bed."  Or try to if we could speak coherently. Also, if we could find the bed.

/Or the house.
 
2014-05-13 02:02:32 PM

Psychopusher: menschenfresser: It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.

You lot call it "going out for a piss-up" two or three times a week.  We call it "getting up in the morning," which continues until we call it "going to bed."  Or try to if we could speak coherently. Also, if we could find the bed.

/Or the house.


I'm not sure what the it's like up in Canuckistan, but the US certainly doesn't have anything approaching the UK's drinking culture. Seriously - your typical 'social drinker' in the UK would be regarded as a full blown alcoholic by most US standards. It's a bit of a problem really.
 
2014-05-13 02:04:19 PM
This is pretty much what I expected.
 
2014-05-13 02:15:55 PM
I lived in Japan for 3 years, I have a very difficult time believing that the Japanese per capita drink less that people in the US.
 
2014-05-13 02:18:59 PM
Islamic countries barely register. Just goes to prove that a place can be extremely farked up with virtually no booze at all.
 
2014-05-13 02:29:29 PM
I wonder if there's a reason why Colombia is relatively low.
 
2014-05-13 02:44:02 PM
Greenland is covered with snow.
 
2014-05-13 03:01:49 PM
According to the first Google result for alcohol consumption by state, WI wouldn't crack the top 10, but NH would be 3rd. What the hell WI, are you trying to make Lewis Black look bad?
 
2014-05-13 03:13:34 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Psychopusher: menschenfresser: It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.

You lot call it "going out for a piss-up" two or three times a week.  We call it "getting up in the morning," which continues until we call it "going to bed."  Or try to if we could speak coherently. Also, if we could find the bed.

/Or the house.

I'm not sure what the it's like up in Canuckistan, but the US certainly doesn't have anything approaching the UK's drinking culture. Seriously - your typical 'social drinker' in the UK would be regarded as a full blown alcoholic by most US standards. It's a bit of a problem really.



And yet they all come to Prague and can't handle their booze.
 
2014-05-13 03:27:01 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Psychopusher: menschenfresser: It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.

You lot call it "going out for a piss-up" two or three times a week.  We call it "getting up in the morning," which continues until we call it "going to bed."  Or try to if we could speak coherently. Also, if we could find the bed.

/Or the house.

I'm not sure what the it's like up in Canuckistan, but the US certainly doesn't have anything approaching the UK's drinking culture. Seriously - your typical 'social drinker' in the UK would be regarded as a full blown alcoholic by most US standards. It's a bit of a problem really.


In seriousness (in my Fark?), I actually am surprised the UK didn't rank higher.  Hell, Ireland alone should have pushed the curve up. I am not the least bit surprised, however, the the Slavs think we're all lightweights.
 
2014-05-13 03:41:18 PM

Cajnik: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Psychopusher: menschenfresser: It's absolutely terrifying to think of what the top-ranked countries must be like if the UK isn't even in the top ten. Cripes, a normal social evening in the UK would prompt an intervention for out-of-control alcoholism in the US.

You lot call it "going out for a piss-up" two or three times a week.  We call it "getting up in the morning," which continues until we call it "going to bed."  Or try to if we could speak coherently. Also, if we could find the bed.

/Or the house.

I'm not sure what the it's like up in Canuckistan, but the US certainly doesn't have anything approaching the UK's drinking culture. Seriously - your typical 'social drinker' in the UK would be regarded as a full blown alcoholic by most US standards. It's a bit of a problem really.


And yet they all come to Prague and can't handle their booze.


They can't handle it back in the UK either. City centers across the nation become wastelands of vomit, shiat, piss, blood, discarded kebabs, and passed out Brits shortly after last orders.
 
2014-05-13 03:42:28 PM
Using the US as an example:

9.2 liters of pure (200 proof) alcohol per year yields roughly 25.9 fifth-sized bottles of 94 proof alcohol per year or about one bottle every two weeks. While this does sound like a lot, at 1.5 ounces per drink that is just slightly more than 1 drink per day (17.1 shots per 5th-sized bottle). So ...

You do the rest of the math however you want.
 
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