A country whose former prime minister, the legendary Bob Hawke, was once in the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 2.5 seconds.
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9. Germany —
Germans may not be Europe's biggest beer drinkers (that honor goes to the Czechs) but they've cornered the market in celebrating its consumption. This is largely thanks to Oktoberfest, Bavaria's month-long answer to St. Patrick's Day.
8. Uganda —
Statistically Africa's biggest drinkers, Ugandans enjoy a pot of ajono, a semi-fermented beer. "Getting a round in" here just involves passing the straw.
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7. South Korea —
Alcohol dissolves South Korea's strict social protocols nearly as easily as it dissolves brain cells.