South Korea has the heaviest drinkers in the world, with its people downing 13.7 shots of liquor per week on average, according to a study by market research firm Euromonitor.
The hard alcohol crown can be problematic at times. South Korea’s alarming alcohol consumption has led to outbreaks of drunken violence.
A different study by medical journal The Lancet found that 25 percent of Russian men die before age 55, and most of these deaths are caused by alcohol.
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)