In the UK you can enlist into the army at 16 but you can't buy scissors until you're 18.

@SarcasmKid In the US you can pilot a metal death box powered by burnt-up dinosaurs at 16 but you can't look at a penis until you're 18 and you can't drink fermented fruit juice until you're 21.


@ben @SarcasmKid Want more age limit nonsense? In Belgium it is illegal to sell any alcohol to someone under 16, but between 16 and 18 they can have any fermented drink up to 22% vol alcohol and any distilled drink up to 1.2% vol. Yes, 1.2%, not 12%.

So if you're 17 you can get drunk on a strong beer (and we have many of these here) or a stronger wine, but it's not OK to order even the lightest gin & juice.

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