Bond, James Bond Is an Alcoholic, Study Proves
Fictional spy character, James Bond has been scientifically proven an alcoholic. The study performed by BMJ researchers and scientists figured out that the British spy knocked off between 65 to 92 units per week.
James Bond, is well known for is signature drink, a martini, shaken, not stirred. Through an exhaustive examination of Ian Fleming’s 14 Bond novels, researchers figured out some staggering conclusions. 007 consumed 13 drinks per day which is four times more than the recommended amount.
The team of doctors that studied the unhealthy lifestyle of 007 agent concluded the stress was the reason behind he excessive drinking. The spy was involved with international terrorists and high stakes gamblers throughout the series.
James Bond was more prone to die from a liver disease or a road accident than getting hit by an enemy’s bullet, study found.
“James Bond is a functioning alcoholic, which really isn’t very consistent with his ability as a spy. You wouldn’t want a high functioning alcoholic having to dismantle a bomb. In Casino Royale he drinks more than 39 units then jumps in a car (his 1930 Bentley 4.5 litre) and has a high speed chase, crashes and then spends 14 days in hospital,” said Dr Davies, from Nottingham University Hospital according to Daily Mail.
In the entire series that consisted of 14 books, 123.5 days were described. Out of the days described, Bond was unable to drink on 36 days because he was imprisoned by hostile forces or he was recovering from injuries.
50 units was the most which Bond ever drank on one day in From Russia with Love.