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August 28, 2019


Ireland consumes 80% more alcohol than the global average

(Thanks to Allen at Division)


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This can't be right. Eleven liters annually? I would have thought that was a good weekend's worth.

The Irish side of my family says, sláinte!

The headline writer was sacked. It should have read: "Ireland consumes 80% of the global alcohol production."

@Rod - 11 litres of pure alcohol, so let's say about 25 litres of whiskey (40 %), so maybe 35 bottles ("fifth of whiskey" size). That's per person, including children. So roughly 70 bottles of whiskey per year per drinker. More than one a week. Not bad.

I prefer the sidebar story.

St. Patrick's Day obviously skews the figures.

Heck, I'm Irish and didn't even know it. "Hic."

I think they meant to say that's their blood alcohol content.

I heard a story about this once...

An Irishman walks out of a bar.

80% above world average, they claim? There's me people, masters of understatement.

Now... Let's hear the statistics about potatoes.

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