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[-] gibmiser 137 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 61 points 4 weeks ago

Nah these people are 1/3 caffeine.

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[-] Viking_Hippie 42 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Yes, they are having an amazing time per capita.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah i he's dropping the 5mil bombshell as if that was mindblowing. 5 million people drink almost as much coffee as 150 million? Craaaazy

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah I was going to say - interesting, but presumably per capita?

[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

Even then it's not true. Sweden and Finland regularly trade first place when it comes to coffee consumption per capita.

So that the US sold be in first is just not true. And if I know for fact that's not true. I have serious doubts about the rest of his claims

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[-] [email protected] 106 points 4 weeks ago

I know the coffee bit is bullshit (https://coffeeabout.com/coffee-consumption-by-country/) so likely the other stuff is too

[-] [email protected] 50 points 4 weeks ago

Person who made this mixes absolute and per capita measurements. Probably in more than one category

[-] khannie 25 points 4 weeks ago

Well it might just be a mistake.

Norway is second on that per capita list and USA is first in tonnage. I could see how USA first, Norway second could be bungled out of that. Perhaps after a glass of wine or two. Or three maybe.

12KG of dried beans per capita is astounding. Those Scandinavians are giants among us.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

No Australia in that list at all??? Not sure how we sit, but boy do we hit coffee hard in this country

[-] khannie 10 points 4 weeks ago

I was curious so went digging a little.

This page says 2.2M 60KG bags in 2023 which works out at just over 5KG per capita (2.2 x 60M / 26M). That would put Australia around Croatia level on that graph.

So something smells. Not sure if it's the dry weight part as roasted coffee is lighter than the unroasted beans that come in those huge bags but those beans are dried. Maybe that graph is just plain wrong.

Anyway.... It looks like you guys are fair coffee junkies alright.

[-] [email protected] 100 points 4 weeks ago

Nope - Finland is #1 coffee consumer. By a lot.

[-] [email protected] 87 points 4 weeks ago

It's not correct about tacos either. I wouldn't even call what they're eating in Europe "tacos".

The US has got to be eating the second largest amount of tacos in the world. Not only are there millions of Mexicans in the country, tacos are part of the national cuisine.

[-] Buddahriffic 29 points 4 weeks ago

Should I be informing some kind of official census each time I eat tacos at home?

[-] [email protected] 38 points 4 weeks ago

Are you publicly admitting to not filling out your Daily Ration and Nutrient Survey? I'd delete this

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[-] eldavi 15 points 4 weeks ago

I wouldn’t even call what they’re eating in Europe “tacos”.

the same applies to most americans as well

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[-] aulin 9 points 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't even call what they're eating in Europe "tacos".

Well we would. Stop gatekeeping!

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 4 weeks ago

Yes. It might even be that Sweden is second in Europe at least, but I may remember the last statistic I saw on that wrong.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

Indeed, multiple countries come before the US on this chart too if I remember correctly.

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[-] [email protected] 80 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Would be funny if it wasn't complete bs. Except for the amazing time part. They're fun folk.

[-] FlyingSquid 9 points 4 weeks ago

Based on their mystery novels and TV shows, everyone there is depressed and living in a stark, bleak landscape.

I'm thinking they want to discourage tourism.

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[-] [email protected] 69 points 4 weeks ago

And this is why we should be critical to our sources, especially when it's "some guy on the internet".

It's simply not true.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

I highly doubt that Norwegians consume the 2nd most tacos. If there was actual data on this subject then I think that we would probably find that the US consumes the most tacos, followed by Mexico.

Mexico's population is about 40% the size of the US population. There are also a lot of Mexicans living in the US, and there are Taco Bells everywhere.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 4 weeks ago

After the first stat it's probably normalized to population.

[-] TurtleJoe 17 points 4 weeks ago

I would think that to be the case, but he final line stating the population of Norway implies that these aren't rates, but total numbers.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

You're right, of course. But I think it's equally plausible that the original writer didn't really grasp the difference and mixed some things up.

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 4 weeks ago

There's simply no way Norway has the US beat for total taco consumption; even per capita consumption would be impressive.

[-] nBodyProblem 20 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Seriously. Southern CA alone is 4-5x the population of all of Norway, and that region often has 3-4 taco shops per block when it’s allowed by zoning.

Edit: the USA has 75,000 Mexican restaurants. That means that there are only 73 people in Norway for every Mexican restaurant in the United States.

The average restaurant in the USA serves 100 people per day. That means that, on average, US Mexican restaurants serve more people daily than the entire population of Norway.

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 4 weeks ago

Another odd thing is that their oil fund owns about 1.5% of all globally listed stock shares. That's a lot by capita, since their population is less than 0.07% of the global population.

[-] Evotech 30 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 19 points 4 weeks ago

That cannot be right. The usa isn't even in top ten of coffee consumption

[-] adam_y 25 points 4 weeks ago

Best Norway fact I have is that their wine (and spirits) is nationalised. Anything over 4.75%.

You can only buy it from the government in places called Vinmonopolet (English: The Wine Monopoly), and it is directly taxed.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 4 weeks ago

And it's awesome. The staff have to actually study and pass a test so they can advise on wine selection. The selection is huge and far beyond what's visible in the stores - and there's a great app for ordering stuff. They even have massively subsidised wine courses and a free wine magazine that's surprisingly good.

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[-] teslasaur 23 points 4 weeks ago

Bull-fucking-shit that USA consumes more coffee per capita than Sweden, Finland and Norway. https://coffeeabout.com/coffee-consumption-by-country/

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[-] John_McMurray 20 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Somebody's conflating per capita and volume.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago

Also Norway is the country with the second most of Norway in their country. Just right after Hawaii.

And they are the second most planet in the galaxy. Just after the time lords.

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[-] drmoose 14 points 4 weeks ago

Ah to have natural resource riches and a liberal society!

[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

You forgot the most important one, Norway is the world's first country of electrical car ownership by percentage, yet they are among the world's highest oil and gas producers, and they like to call themselves the most eco-friendly country in the world.

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

Per capita it's Finland that drinks the most coffee apparently in total numbers it's USA, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia...

[-] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

100% of statistics that make the EU sound good are believed on the spot.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 4 weeks ago

100% of people who say shit like this in reference to Norway don't know that Norway isn't a member of the EU.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago

And somehow they're still depressed as shit, or so I heard.

[-] Benaaasaaas 10 points 4 weeks ago

Well given how much sun they get and thus vitamin D, no wonder.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

Ok, wait, USA consumes the most coffee, I can believe that. But do they actually consume the most caffeine?

[-] nyctre 21 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

No, they're all bullshit stats. Finland is #1 /capita with Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark also super high but not quite as high. If we're talking total, then Norway isn't even in top 20. Too few people. Top is something like USA, Brazil, then other big countries like Germany, France, etc.

Also France is 2nd biggest manga consumer. Googled that a few months ago when I noticed a bunch of manga stores on the street and went into one and it had lots of people.

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