Quite a while back we made a post about the top-11 football players who were heavy drinkers in their glory days, all world class players without a doubt. But the best ones are not always the most well loved by the fans. Every football club has it’s classic cult heroes. Usually these are not the most technical players and also not the pretty boys. Most of the time there is something wrong with cult heroes that makes them human, so the fans can relate to them as if he is one of their own. A bad temper, poor eye sight or a leg that’s 5 centimeters shorter than the other, but the true cult heroes are the ones that drink like a fan, preferably with the fans and still give their all on the pitch. These are definitely not the 11 best players you’ve ever seen, but they gained a sacred status by performing both on and off the pitch.
And the winner is…. Czech Republic! That’s right, Czechs drink most beer of all in the world. Well, not in total because that’s China with 54.000.000.000 liters, but with around 1.35 billion habitants that comes down to only 40 liters a year per person. When we calculate the average amount of beer drunk per person, Europe leaves all others behind. The British newspaper The Independent published the top-10 European countries, with Czech Republic as the superior number one.
Let’s clear something up right away. When we’re talking about birds in this article we mean the feathered animals and not British slang for girls. So yes, in the Canadian territory Yukon little drunk tanks were opened to take care of birds, in most cases the Bohemian waxwing, who ate too manny fermented berries. This time of the year you are likely to see many drunken flying accidents and the first victims were already welcomed to the holding tanks. On behalf of everyone who has a soft spot for drunks and animals: Canada, respect!
The worst thing you can be at something it´s second. It doesn´t really matter if it´s the 100 meter sprint at the Olympics or a trip to the Moon. Just ask Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. This American astronaut was the second person ever to take a walk out there but everybody mostly remembers the legendary words from Neil Armstrong: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. After that Aldrin’s footprints on the Moon soil of course seemed not nearly as important. Ironically he gained nearly as much fame by following the 12 step program of the Anonymous Alcoholics. Of course we’re sorry we lost this hero to sobriety but he will always remain the first drunkard on the Moon.
What happens when you don’t know much about wine and miscommunication occurs in the restaurant? Well, for Joe Lentini it meant having to pay several thousand bucks on top of what he expected.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) is mostly known as one of the founders of Communism. His ideology was the foundation for dictatorships all over the world. What a lot of people don’t know s that Marx and his comrade Friedrich Engels were usually pretty smashed when they discussed their ideas for a perfect socialist society. These nights of drunken philosophizing resulted in the Communist Manifesto and the book Das Kapital. That’s right, this heavy boozing resulted in the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall, the Cold War and communist regimes all over the world. Speaking of impact.
Drinking is awesome and working with a hangover can be pretty sweet too. You’d be surprised how fast time goes when you’re still feeling the buzz from last night. However some employers might not respect your dedication (showing up and staying awake) as much as they should when they smell a strong alcohol odor around you. Anybody who has ever been in this situation can tell you that taking a shower and brushing your teeth simply doesn’t cut it, because within 10 minutes the effect will be gone. To make it through a working day without being labeled as a drunk we have 7 solid tips for you to mask the alcohol odor.