Some Sobering Facts

13 Jan

Here’s something new that I just learned. In Iran the drinking of alcohol is prohibited. As a result Iranians drink an average of 60 million liters of alcohol every year. That’s 16 million gallons of booze to us here in the States.

Which is roughly the amount that Wisconsin drinks in a year…not the state but the people in it…and we have 49 other states, many of which I do believe are thirstier than Wisconsin! So I wonder, is it freedom or religion (or lack thereof?) that makes us such booze hounds?

Also, did you know that as far as internet speeds go (and we do love our internet here in the U.S.) the United States is 16th in internet speed! Latvia is 9th! Latvia??? And it costs us Americans about 50 dollars per month to use our 16th fastest internet. So you can just imagine how much it must cost in Latvia!

Okay, stop imagining. It costs 12 bucks over there. South Korea is first in internet speed at almost twice our speed…and you guessed it…at less than half the cost. And why is that?

Probably because we drink so much… I guess?

3 Responses to “Some Sobering Facts”

  1. ranu802 January 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    I wonder why people consume so much alcohol, it has no health benefit when consumed in large quantity. 🙂

  2. Barb Knowles January 14, 2016 at 2:52 am #

    This is absolutely great.

  3. jacquelineobyikocha January 14, 2016 at 5:06 am #

    Interesting analysis 😄 I think there’s a lot of alcohol laxity and people tend to abuse it.

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