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Booze OK?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by dan, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. [...]

    REGULARLY having a glass of wine or two with dinner could sharpen your dinner party conversation.

    Abstain altogether, or drink too much, and you could be a dullard.
    People who average two alcoholic drinks a day are better thinkers than teetotallers and very heavy drinkers, according to research.

    Vote: does drinking make you smarter?

    An Australian National University study of 7000 people has found those who drink in moderation have better verbal skills, memory and speed of thinking than those at the extremes of the drinking spectrum.

    Researchers say it is a mystery why. The study overturns conventional belief that alcohol kills brain cells, leaving drinkers less well off in the brains department.

    Researcher Dr Bryan Rodgers said people who drink moderate amounts also seem to be healthier, physically and mentally.
    "The research looked at factors including physical health, personality, social lives, social supports, friendships and enemies, and yet these did not explain it," he said. "It's a mystery."

    He said there appeared to be no social factors - such as better education of one group - that could explain the phenomenon.

    The survey was conducted on more than 7000 Canberra and Queanbeyan residents. They were sober at the time.

    Moderate alcohol consumption was considered to be 14 to 28 standard drinks a week for men and seven to 14 drinks a week for women
  2. Well, you see dan, there's where the whole thing falls down. Everyone knows that nothing ever happens in Canberra (and even less in Queanbeyan) so they drink to relieve the boredom. They said they were sober????

    They weren't!!!!!

    BAD place to conduct a survery concerned with drinking habits, trust me.

  3. :shock: holy crap, 28 standard drinks is moderate?
  4. Agreed! Canberrans can only get smarter with booze, they're that dumb already :LOL:
  5. So is it that drinking makes you smarter or that smart people drink?
  6. Neither. Drinking makes dumb people think they're smart.

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
  7. I like this theory.

    In one episode of 'Cheers', Cliff is seated at the bar describing the 'Buffalo Theory' to his buddy Norm. I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this...

    "Well you see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive drinking of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
  8. And right after he said this he staggered out onto the street and into the path of a passing car???????