Capacity for beer still main source of pride
MOST Britons consider drinking a lot of beer to be their greatest achievement.
As it emerged that 9,000 people in the UK die of drink every year, doctors warned against equating self-worth with how much beer you can swallow in one session.
Doctor Julian Cook said: “There are lots of goals in life outside of drinking benders. Marriage, parenthood, career or maybe writing a detailed political autobiography.
“However I’m not saying that because I’m some sort of lightweight.
“I had 24 pints at a rugby club dinner. You might think I’d have lost count after the first dozen or so, but I didn’t.
“However this is very dangerous and as a medical professional I would advise strongly against it. Especially if you’re a lightweight – which I patently am not.”
34-year-old Roy Hobbs said: “I would say my proudest moment was the birth of my son, Stanley.
“Actually no, thinking about it, it’s the time I drank 26 pints and nine shots during a 36-hour sauce fest in Mykonos.
“I’m only an ordinary guy with an ordinary life, but that day I was a hero.”