Today we read the news that during the holidays the first drunk tank in Great-Britain, outside London, is opened in Bristol. This is a place where drunk people are brought when they had too much to drink. Seems like a social and humain thing to do right? Well how do you feel when we tell you that drunkards need to pay up to 400 pounds (475 euro’s) after a night in a drunk cell. That’s more than when one would visit the city at Christmas time and spend a night in the Hilton, the Mercure, The Radisson Blu and the Mariott Royal hotel. This drunk tanks are owned by a private company and gets it’s guests handed to them by the British police.
You know we don’t mind throwing a little propaganda about our favorite hobby your way, but now we found a study that seems to good to be true. The main conslusion: regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who choose abstinence. That’s right, people who don’t drink run a higher risk to die young. The research was led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas.
Happy news from Norway. In the municipality of Notteroy a snowplough driver probably saved the life of a drunk man that was totally buried in snow. When doing his round the worker spotted the handlebar of a bicycle sticking out of a big pile of snow. When he took a closer look, he noticed the bike was attached to a 26-year old man. The man was unconscious and supercooled. When he woke up in the hospital he had no idea what happened to him.
,,A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. ’Much obliged’, he said, pushing the plate aside. ‘I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills’.”
French lawyer and politician Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The poll is closed and that means the time to vote is over. For a week you had the chance to chose your number one drinking country. Without a doubt we can tell you that this must be Russia. With 214 out of a total of 1.041 votes these East-Europeans ended on top of the list with 20,56%. Way before the runners up Ireland (8,26%) and Poland (8,17%). Check out the full results of this poll by Lords of the Drinks.
So if the statistics of Lords of the Drinks have taught us anything, it’s that there are fanatic drink enthousiasts all over the world. But which country do you consider to be the number one drinking country in the world? We already gave you plenty of options, but if you feel like a country is missing, just write it down in a comment. Here you can also motivate your choice. This poll will stay active for a full week.
Check the results of this poll here.
,,I like to think that God is not dead, just drunk.”
American film director John Huston