Clodfobble Thursday Nov 15 02:47 PM
November 15, 2007: World Map of Alcohol Consumption
So who's the booziest people of them all? Why, it's Luxembourg! Followed closely by... New Hampshire? It's true. (Or at least it was back in 2003.)
Shawnee123 Thursday Nov 15 02:54 PM
Hey, I can see my house!
icileparadise Thursday Nov 15 03:00 PM
Canada looks surprisingly low' is that due to sparse population becoz Alaska seems to rally the % but... it's even less populated.
Bullitt Thursday Nov 15 03:06 PM
Ireland is holding up their reputation nicely it seems.
Spexxvet Thursday Nov 15 03:08 PM
Sundae Thursday Nov 15 03:14 PM
Mine is lily the pink - must try harder
Shawnee123 Thursday Nov 15 03:20 PM
Spexxvet Thursday Nov 15 03:21 PM
Shawnee123 Thursday Nov 15 03:23 PM
I don't know what that means but you may certainly NOT hefalump me!
glatt Thursday Nov 15 03:31 PM
I believe New Hampshire has no state tax on its booze. It also has state liquor stores with their own exits right off of 95, including the exit closest to the Maine border. Many people stop and buy liquor in New Hampshire on their way into Maine. Notice New Hampshire seems to consume a lot, but Maine only consumes a little? I bet they average out to equal the rest of New England.
Cicero Thursday Nov 15 03:33 PM
Thank you Clod...
icileparadise Thursday Nov 15 03:35 PM
Seriously Bullitt on Eire I D'accord wit you(take note Sundae girl) I wuz invited to a Catholic gig in Greewhich' England on St. Patrick's night. I can drink but there, I could not cope. Unbelievable.
Sundae Thursday Nov 15 03:39 PM
Being of Irish descent - more recent that most Irish Americans - and from a Catholic family, I was already genetically pre-disposed to drinking most of my friends under the table. I'm now trying to persuade myself it's a far better challenge to be the one to say "Stop".
Cicero Thursday Nov 15 04:09 PM
Sarasvati48 Thursday Nov 15 04:23 PM
Kitsune Thursday Nov 15 04:41 PM
Woo-hoo! Go Florida! Florida is 9-10!
Clodfobble Thursday Nov 15 04:44 PM
Liters per person per year, I believe.
jbolty Thursday Nov 15 05:11 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Nov 15 06:23 PM
The South looks low because they don't count moonshine.
maximum Thursday Nov 15 07:39 PM
Delaware is holding it down in the TOP 10!
nil_orally Thursday Nov 15 09:57 PM
This map must be in error, or else how can you explain the poms beating us aussies? I can understand how we can lord it over the bloody kiwis (not even a challenge, really), but how can the limp-wristed pommies out-do us in anything?
Sperlock Thursday Nov 15 10:20 PM
Does it really count if all the people from Utah are coming over here to Nevada to drink?
ZenGum Thursday Nov 15 11:50 PM
So many comments:
SteveDallas Friday Nov 16 12:17 AM
As far as the southern states go... my guess is that the people who drink drink as much a anywhere else, but that the percentage of teetotalers is higher.
Scriveyn Friday Nov 16 03:19 AM
District of Columbia, seat of U.S. government
Politics takes it's toll
(and yes, it's litres of pure alcohol per person and year)
Fa- Friday Nov 16 06:11 AM
Sundae Friday Nov 16 06:41 AM
We're lumped in with the Scots remember
Coign Friday Nov 16 03:28 PM
Wisconsin only has 10-11? I think they must be buying their liquor from somewhere else. Those people drink like fish. I know, I lived right across the border in Duluth, MN and we always went over there to drink. They have more bars than churches.
Cloud Friday Nov 16 03:33 PM
what are poms?
DanaC Friday Nov 16 03:35 PM
people from britain
Cloud Friday Nov 16 03:46 PM
ah. thanks. It was ringing a faint bell, but it's not a term we hear much.
Sundae Friday Nov 16 03:47 PM
Griff Friday Nov 16 07:37 PM
Now let's throw the overlay on...
Undertoad Friday Nov 16 07:39 PM
That's not an actual IQ map, it's somebody's idea of a joke.
Griff Friday Nov 16 07:49 PM
Yeh, I saw that when I googled. Didn't we IOTD this, bad science and all?
DanaC Saturday Nov 17 05:39 AM
lol. Love it Griff. I wish I could work that into a conversation
Gravdigr Sunday Nov 18 07:07 AM
Anada Sunday Nov 18 11:47 AM
Really Mexico has is among the lowest in alcohol consumption? One would think otherwise... Well.. on second thought, Mexico is on top of soft drink consumption, no room for booze I guess.
TheMercenary Sunday Nov 18 12:21 PM
Whoever came up with that map obviously has never spent anytime in Georgia.
ViennaWaits Monday Nov 19 10:40 PM
Shawnee123 Tuesday Nov 20 11:46 AM
morie Thursday Nov 29 10:27 AM
thanks to whoever posted this. it's reminded me that i'm not drunk enough at the present moment so off i go to down a couple.