Oh Rats

via Maggie’s Farm I guess I’ll never be Top 10% in anything

Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent.

But in order to break into the top 10 percent of American drinkers, you would need to drink more than two bottles of wine with every dinner. And you’d still be below-average among those top 10 percenters.

The top 10 percent of American drinkers – 24 million adults over age 18 – consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week.

Or, if you prefer, 10 drinks per day.

Mind you, I could give that a shot on any given day.

But not per day.

7 Responses to “Oh Rats”

  1. JeffS says:

    You disappoint your fan base, Mr. Bingley.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I am humbled and humiliated.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    The last time in my life I could hold that pace was when George HW Bush was President.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    I have a patient who currently meets that mark. He’s not in great shape.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Doc, I can believe it.

  6. Fausta says:

    Depardieu remains off the charts, though

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