Take a seat, food. When it comes to the top tweeted consumables, beverages take the gold and silver medals.
More specifically, coffee and beer.
The results are somewhat accidental, stemming from a year-long survey conducted by the University of Utah to test the temperature of the country’s health. According to NBC News, the team studied 80 million geotagged tweets from 603,363 unique Twitter users across the United States and found that less than two-percent of tweets were about physical activity. More surprising is that food didn’t fair too much better, making up only 5-percent of tweets.
Out of the top 10 food-related tweets, pizza ranks third, while chicken places a distant seventh, followed by barbecue, ice cream and tacos, which garnered fewer than 75,000 tweets.
Compare that to the 250,000 tweets mentioning coffee and more than 200,000 mentioning beer.
Granted, that doesn’t mean these tweeters are actually drinking coffee and beer. They could be playing beer pong, unearthing old photos of giants holding beer cans or using coffee as a threat.
Unluckiest beer pong swat ever https://t.co/r3DuBjt1Xn
— World Star Fans (@ComedyWorIdStar) October 16, 2016
Andre the Giant’s hand holding a beer 1970s. pic.twitter.com/OcKt1oU5UI
— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) October 15, 2016
Like, way better pic.twitter.com/xqgq3DMV6W
— Death Wish Coffee (@DeathWishCoffee) October 17, 2016
Another fun fact about this survey: if there’s any truth to its trend filtering, bacon has been shown the exit and is slowly making its way out of 2016. It got less than 50,000 mentions, barely edging out…salad.
The study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance .
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