'My name is Bond, James Bond and I'm an alcoholic'

"My name is Bond, James Bond and I'm an alcoholic."

This final note today, in which James Bond is revealed to be not much more than a lush.

A group of doctors over in the UK sat down and read all 14 Bond novels, noting each and every martini...

Shaken, not stirred.

Over the course of the 88 days depicted in the books, Agent 007 had the equivalent of 5 vodka martinis a day...

Which, the doctors say...would've left him impotent and near death.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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