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They Needed a Study for This?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    They Needed a Study for This?

    The fact that they probly got a grant to do this study baffels me...

    August 19, 2002 08:01 AM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) - Want to be more attractive? Make sure those around you are having a drink.

    British scientists have found even modest amounts of alcohol will make the opposite sex appear better-looking.

    "We have carried out experiments which show that what is known in the trade as the 'beer-goggle effect' does actually exist," Barry Jones, professor of psychology at Glasgow University, told Reuters Monday.

    The study of 120 male and female students found drinking up to four units of alcohol -- about two pints of beer or four glasses of wine -- increased the perceived attractiveness of members of the opposite sex by about 25 percent.

    Jones said alcohol apparently stimulates a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, which judges facial attractiveness.

    "There is a strong link between facial attractiveness and signals about the quality of a potential mate," Jones said.

    The professor said the study had been prompted by the causal link between risky sex and alcohol consumption.

    Its findings come at a time when young Britons are increasingly binge drinking, which has serious health risks.

    :p :cheer:
  2. wes

    wes G&G Newbie

    Monty Python,who else could come up with something this crazy.

  3. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Any male could come to the same conclusion without having a formal study.

    We're paying for studies of almost everything else. Why not fork over millions for this, too.

    Actually, any male who has been in a bar drinking could verify the point of your post without the benifit of the multi-million dollar government study.:fuss:
  4. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    Ya be I think me and NRA JOE need some big time $$ to confirm this study....the of course some $$ to rehabilitate us...and a little more $$ to "repaterate" us back with our families.
  5. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Yes, and maybe a little counseling, too. (ha) Maybe a little r&r somewhere of your choosing for about a month would cure you real well. (ha)
    Oxford :nod:
  6. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Enthusiast

    I read about this, too, and am at a complete loss for a logical explination as to why the government funds studies like these.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Heck yeah, I've known that for years...supermodel when your drinking with her the night before, trying to chew your own arm off in the morning! I'm waiting for those grants to pour in Doglips!
  8. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    Wasn't it Mickey Gillie who wrote a song "The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time"? The Brits could have saved themselves some money on this one
  9. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Typical, the Brits pay good Sterling to verify what every good Irishman has known for centuries.
  10. 25% prettier after only 2 pints of beer? That explains why I've only left the bar with super models.
  11. Evidently they do not understand where the phrase Coyote Ugly came about. Pretty last night, chewing your arm off in the morning.