These scary St. Patrick’s Day stats might make you rethink that extra beer

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Parade-goers watch last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
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We know you’ll likely have a drink (or many) tonight. But think twice before indulging — or at least get ready to work hard, thanks to this cheat sheet from

To burn off a Murphy’s Irish Red (171 calories)
You’ll have to play bagpipes for 43 minutes.

To burn off a Kilkenny Irish Cream (163 calories)
You’ll have to spend 41 minutes playing drums.

To burn off a Killian’s Irish Red (162 calories)
You’ll have to walk up the stairs of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for 25 minutes.

To burn off a Harp Lager (153 calories)
You’ll have to spend 40 minutes kissing the Blarney Stone.

To burn off a Budweiser Lager (145 calories)
You’ll have to dig for gold in Central Park for 15 minutes.

To burn off a Miller Genuine Draft (143 calories)
You’ll have to sing for 63 minutes at Carnegie Hall.

To burn off a Bud Light (110 calories)
You’ll have to Irish Step Dance for 20 minutes.

To burn off a Miller Light (96 calories)
You’ll have to spend 28 minutes carrying luggage for Aer Lingus passengers.

To burn off a Guinness Draught (125 calories)
You’ll have to swim in the green Chicago River for 18 minutes.


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