According to the May 2010 issue of National Geographic (and on page 24 for those who want to follow along), the average American (as of 2008) consumes 529 12-ounce servings of cola (both regular and low-calorie varieties) per year.
Doing a bit of math reveals that the average citizen of the USA downs 6,348 (there’s your number for the day) ounces of the carbonated fizziness known as soda (or pop depending on your geographic location).
I call these folk rank amateurs!
When I am at work, to keep myself going, I consume, on average, 2 2-liter bottles of soda a day. Each bottle contains roughly 64 ounces of soda so I imbibe 128 ounces of the brown sugary goodness each day.
Assuming I work five days a week for fifty weeks out of the year (the other two weeks are my vacation time), that means I am at work for 250 days.
128 ounces multiplied by 250 days means I drink 32,000 ounces of cola per year, which is just a shade over five times the national average.
Woo-Hoo! I am finally way above average in something.
Of course this also means that there are four Americans out there who drink absolutely no soda so as to make up for my average-busting consumption. I’m sure there are such people, but they’re all in day care right now.