Many Finns and Brits share a love for beer. However, even by their standards, drinking ten pints a day is quite a lot. Jon May, a 25-year-old Englishman, challenged himself to drink 2000 pints of beer over 200 days. A pint, a British unit of volume, is approximately 0.568 liters.
Jon's challenge essentially came to an end on Friday, October 20. The ecstatic man woke up at 7:45 a.m. Living in Sheffield, he had arranged to drink his 2000th pint at a specific tavern, requiring some travel.
"We still need nine more pints. We've spent a total of £7964 (about $9.000). We've consumed 360,362 calories, averaging 1820.91 calories every single day," Jon exclaimed in a TikTok video in the morning.
Next, Jon films himself and talks about how other people are on their way to work while he's on his way to the pub to drink beer. He revels in how crazy and fantastic his life is. To celebrate the day, he plans to get so drunk that Britain has never seen the likes before.
By the end of the evening, Jon's videos become increasingly restless. The pub crowd sings and dances joyously. When Jon finally completes his 2000 pints, he is awarded a certificate, a t-shirt, and a wall hanging. The atmosphere is so high that even the sound is not recorded in the video.
"We might have lost the sound in pint number 2000, but we're pulling through! We don't give a damn!" Jon says.
The audience chants Jon's name. He slurs around 10 p.m. local time, saying he still feels sober after nine hours of drinking. The remaining videos of the evening are drunken singalongs.
"19 pints. My social battery is completely drained. Thank you, everyone. I love you. All who have followed me have made this possible. I couldn't have done this without my followers. This is not my achievement; it's ours. We've done this extreme challenge together," Jon says.
Jon has announced that he will stop drinking beer on Sunday. He didn't stop at pint number 2000. He needed nine more pints during the evening. He drank ten extra.
"19 beers and I still feel sober. This shouldn't be the case," he says.