Posted by Brian at 11:09 PM
According to Reuters, British students spend about 3 times as much on booze as they do on books.
At $1.81 billion, the collective bar tab of Britain's students is close to what they spend on books and food combined -- $600 million and $1.2 billion respectively. Rent costs them another $4.5 billion.
Speaking of booze, I'm going on a work-related field trip on Thursday--to the hops harvest. I've never seen hops in the field (in the wild?), and outside of beer and some homeopathic remedies, I've no idea what they're used for, but I'm bringing my camera, and I'll post some pics when I get back.