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.
Russia followed Korea with 6.3 shots per week. Filipinos drink roughly 5.4 shots per week and Americans consume only 3.3 shots.
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)