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The Average Cost of Beer Around the World [Infographic]

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If you’re ever traveling across the world, you’re gonna want to make every penny count. You’re not going to want to spend up to $5 on a beer you can purchase for half that back home. So what’s a boozy world traveler to do?

A study conducted by GoEuro found the average costs of a 330ml (11.2oz) per country. Wall Street Journal reports that the data gathered was based on the average price of a 330ml bottle purchased at a discount store. This includes several world-wide brands and a major local brand.

In the lead is Oslo, Norway with a price of £2.87 per pint of beer per average store. That’s $4.77 for a beer in the US, and let’s not forget that its also from a discount store. The cheapest beer, however, comes from Warsaw with a measly sum of £0.64 ($1.06 US). Dollar menu beer, anyone?

Check out the infographic below the next time you’re primed to jet-set across the world. You might save yourself a few bucks in booze.

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Picthx Go Euro

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The Nation’s Favorite Beers by State [Infographic]

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Budlight reigns in Texas, while Portlandians are sipping Blue Moon and California beach babes are kicking back with Corona on the beach. This latest infographic by Blowish,  a company that sells hangover-relief tablets (a coincidence? I think not), surveyed the drinking habits of people from all 50 US states.

The boozy study included 5,249 drinkers over the ages of 21 and sheds scintillating insight on everything from the nation’s overall beer of choice to which professions are the most likely to be hungover on the jobs (waiters of America, I raise my glass to you).

Check out the findings in the infographic below:

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H/T Business Insider

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Americans Eat 1.25 Billion Lbs of Chicken Wings & More Tailgating Numbers

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Ah, tailgating. A time when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat a glorious amount of buffalo wings while doing keg stands and cheering your favorite team. There’s nothing like the camaraderie that happens around the grill, as the smell of burgers and ribs inevitably brings everyone closer together. However, all of this grubbing eventually adds up.

While we already knew cheering for the losing team causes you to drown your sorrows in deep-fried sadness, you may be surprised to find out that the average Amercian eats up to a day and a half’s worth of calories during the game alone. Or that in 2011, Americans chowed down on 11 million pounds of chips and 1.25 billion pounds of chicken wings.

It’s nice to see that when it comes to tailgating, fans are keeping it classic — no dainty cronuts here… for now. Check out the infographic from FoodyDirect below for the full breakdown of tailgating by the numbers.

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Apparently, 65% of the World Drinks Goat’s Milk Over Cow’s Milk

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Despite America’s countless milk mustaches and the iconic “Milk, it does a body good” campaign, 65 percent of the world drinks goat’s milk over cow’s milk.

It’s worth noting that this worldwide preference for goat’s milk has happened without any high-powered marketing campaigns or celebrity endorsements. The simple reason for goat milk’s popularity seems to be the relative ease with which it’s produced.  One goat, which can produce an average of a gallon and a half of milk a day, more than enough for a single family, takes up less space and needs less feed than a dairy cow. This provides impoverished countries or homes without refrigeration, a cheaper and easier way to consume dairy.

Not only are goats easier to keep than cows, but goat milk is less likely to cause lactose intolerance (because it contains less lactose molecules) and is easier to digest than cow’s milk. It also contains less fat and is naturally homogenized, which means the fresh milk won’t separate, like cow’s milk tends to do.

While redditors are still contesting whether these statistics are true, there’s  little doubt that goat milk consumption is better for  the environment and for both cows and goats alike.  The jury’s still out on which one tastes better, but we bet milk from a happy grass-fed goat tastes pretty darn good.

Think “Got Goat Milk?” should be the new slogan? Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever tried it!

H/T Reddit + PicThx Goats on Things

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Tasty Doughnut Facts Even a Cop Wouldn’t Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I woke up this morning to the following frantic, albeit delightful, text message from my best friend: “FREE DONUTS AT KRISPY KREME. I AM CURRENTLY STUFFING MY PIE HOLE WITH MOUNDS OF FROSTED CALORIFFICNESS.”

Boy, I’m already way ahead of you.

In case you’re lost in a temporary state of befuddlement, here’s a quick FYI — it’s National Donut Day today. No, the internet didn’t just decide to bring out their inner fat kid this morning for funsies. Rather, America is celebrating their die-hard obsession with fried bits of sugared glory.

In light of this, the folks over at that dusty text book of names and addresses WhitePages have thrown together an infographic detailing this country’s love for donuts. Apparently, 10 people  in the US bear the name Doughnut or Donut, while Boston holds the record for most donut shops per person (1 donut shop for every 2480 people).

So grab a cup of coffee and a pink box of every donut flavor under the sun while you peruse through this tasty infographic.

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Surprise! Alcohol Makes 16% of Americans’ Calorie Intake

No, seriously. We like it a lot. Like 16% of our calorie intake a lot.

It seems this does come as a surprise to some, though. Now that we’re at the point where even McDonald’s lists total calories on its menu, and there’s a low-fat, sugar-free, n0-gluten version of everything, we have to start looking at other culprits for this whole “obesity” thing. Namely, alcohol. Apparently, Americans consume around 100 calories worth of booze a day, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

The same report goes on to say that the aforementioned 16 percent comes from the 32.7 percent of men and 18 percent of women who drink on a daily basis, and that 16 percent “is the same percentage as added sugars contribute to U.S. children’s diets.”

Other findings include:

  • Men consume an average of 150 calories from alcoholic beverages, while women average 50 calories.
  • The highest caloric intake was seen in men aged 20 to 39, who consume almost 175 calories daily on average from alcoholic beverages.
  • Average calories from alcoholic beverages were greatest among those in the highest income category: those living at or above 350 percent of the poverty level consumed 117 calories a day from alcohol, compared to 91 calories in those living at poverty level.
  • More of men’s alcohol calories come from beer than other liquor types; women’s were fairly equivalent across beer, wine and spirits.

In other words, we need to drink more water. Just… as a nation.

via Food Product Design/ photo courtesy Life123