12 Jul '12, 9pm

Easiest trivia question ever: What country buys the most soda?

Easiest trivia question ever: What country buys the most soda?

In 2011, Americans bought 170 liters of soda. Per person. Which is realllllllly gross. What are you doing with all of that soda, America? I certainly hope you aren’t drinking it. If it were all cola, we’re talking 11 trillion calories . That’s 12.78 gigawatt hours of energy, enough to power over 2,700 New York City households for an entire year. Gross. It’s also the most in the world. Slate put together this interactive map of how much soda was purchased per person per country in 2011. China has four times our population . We purchase almost 19 times as much soda. We’re also less likely to call it soda. Edwin Chen, a data scientist at Twitter, analyzed where and how often the words “pop,” “soda,” and “coke” appeared on the social media tool in reference to a drink. The results of his analysis: Click to embiggen. (Image courtesy of echen.me .) Chen notes that the generic us...

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