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Map of world alcohol consumption

No surprises here. According to a report released by the World Health Organization about global alcohol consumption, Russia is totally wasted, as is most of Europe, Australia and Argentina. But the true winner here is Moldova, with each resident downing about 4.8 gallons of alcohol a year. You guys might want to think about instituting a national designated-driver program or something.

The statistics are based on per capita alcohol consumption in 2005, and as with most skills of national importance, the United States of course lags behind most of its peers. Except for those teetotalers in the Middle East. But the report also features many sobering statistics, like that alcohol is the leading cause of death worldwide for men 15-59. On second thought, we'll sit the next round out.