UK leads the way in hardcore drinking
Good news! Our reputation for being binge-drinking husks of humanity is a scientific fact! Thanks to the past and current government's entirely ineffective stance on the pricing of alcohol, we can proudly salute our drinking brilliance, assuming we can stand long enough to do so.
The Economist created this fancy map of global booze consumption - it was produced in 2005, and shows the amount of pure alcohol consumed per person per year: "The World Health Organisation estimates that alcohol results in 2.5m deaths a year, more than AIDS or tuberculosis. In Russia and its former satellite states one in five male deaths is caused by drink."
We'll drink to that! Oh. Um.