World Health Organization ranks the world’s heaviest drinking countries, your country probably didn’t make the cut
Recently the World Health Organization (WHO?) released a list of the hardest drinking countries on the planet, and congratulations eastern Europe, your gray, post Iron Curtain despair makes the rest of the planet look like lightweights.
The top ten, based on the consumption of pure alcohol per year per person is below. The US clocked in at 9.2 liters, the UK at 11.6, global average is 6.2.
-Belarus – 17.5 liters
-Republic of Moldova – 16.8 liters
-Lithuania – 15.4 liters
-Russian Federation – 15.1 liters
-Romania – 14.4 liters
-Ukraine – 13.9 liters
-Andorra – 13.8 liters
-Hungary – 13.3 liters
-Czech Republic and Slovakia – 13 liters
-Portugal – 12.9 liters
For about as long as we’ve been drinking alcohol, someone has had some idea of something you could take first if you want to drink more without getting totally shitfaced. But as it turns out, the absolute best thing is live yeast— yes, the thing that you make beer from in the first place. For every beer you expect to drink, eat a spoonful of live yeast first and when the alcohol hits your stomach, the yeast will break alcohol down into its non-alcohol component parts before it hits your bloodstream.
If you’re in Sochi this week and you spot a bright red beer Canadian maple leaf adorned beer fridge promising you free beer, you’re only getting said free beer if you’ve got a Canadian passport or if you make nice with a Canadian who will scan their passport for you. Canada, you win all the gold medals.