New Zealand may be in a different hemisphere, but it’s good to see that they ring in the new year just like we do in America: drinking their faces off. But when a local booze ban threatened to spoil the fun, a handful of kiwis fought back with terraforming.
The town of Coromandel, New Zealand banned drinking in public places on New Year’s Eve, but that wasn’t going to stop revelers from drinking on the beach. During low tide they built a small platform out of sand, and installed a picnic table on top of it. When the tide came in, they had themselves an island in what they claimed were international waters.
The group reportedly boozed it up all through the night unmolested by local authorities. Make it your goal to be like these guys in 2018.
This year saw the return of the Leap Day and, with it, one day to live without consequences or regrets. (Unless, of course, you got engaged to that guy who wouldn’t ask you, ladies.) It’s a day of celebration, especially for people in their late twenties/early thirties who officially turned four-years-old on Feb. 29th. And now we’re also getting an extra second of New Years Eve!
“He said research conducted in 2005 showed about one in four French 17-year-olds reported getting drunk at least three times in the previous 12 months, while one in 10 said they had got drunk 10 times or more.”
That’s right: one-quarter of all French 17 year-olds get drunk three times a year. (We’re guessing that New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day and Bastille Day are those three days.)
As such, Apaire has proposed to end Happy Hour, as if French drunks aren’t morose enough. Worse yet, he might not even be French because he’s suggested that French youth drink beer instead. Sacrebleu!