May 31st 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Denmark eats more meat per capita than any other nation in the world.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
, the average Dane devours 321 lbs. of meat a year. This edges out New Zealand (313 lbs. per person) for the top spot.
The United States, at 275 lbs., is fifth -- also following the tiny nations of Luxembourg (312 lbs.) and Cyprus (289 lbs.) For the sake of comparison, the average citizen of the United Kingdom eats 175 lbs. of meat a year, and the typical Frenchman 222 lbs.
Still, it's unsettling to see old glory trailing any nation when it comes to meat-based gluttony. Luckily, today is Memorial Day -- the unofficial start of barbecue season -- and we call on all patriots to grill like you want to overtake those sneaky Danes.
You can start on this collective quest by answering our poll on what's the best meat to put over an open flame. (Let us know in the comments the charbroiled treats we overlooked.)
What's your favorite meat to BBQ?
|Sausage/Hot Dog ||222 (7.6%)|
|Pork/Lamb Chops||164 (5.6%)|