100,000 beers

A patient seen in our hospital this week has drunk about that many beers in his adult life, based on his reporting having had 6-8 beers a day for the last 40 years.

That works out to over 1.2 million ounces*. Far from a record, of course, but still impressive.

He has probably belched out enough CO2 to be responsible for a good-sized chunk of global warming just by himself.

*assuming a standard 12-oz. can.

Take one down, pass it around, 99,999 bottles of beer on the wall … .

So what’s he in the hospital for?

There’s a record? How many?


If this guy dies, his kidneys will be able to process an entire hospital full of dialysis patients

Watch you don’t bump your forehead on his belly. His liver is certain to crack your skull.

So. What manner of gastrointestinal problem are you treating or is he having his tonsills out?

Jackmanii, where’d you go?

Inquiring minds want to know what ails our celebrator.

Then again, perhaps there are issues of confidentiality?

Certain he’s at risk for erectile dysfunction and nobody talks about that.

Mouth widening.

I doubt if he can see it, or even reach it, so he’s probably not too worried.

Maybe not so far from a record. I mean, if you’re drinking more than 6-8 per day, you’re probably going to have health problems so severe that you crap out long before 40 years, no?

Without getting too specific, he has gastrointestinal issues.

Then again, don’t we all? :cool: