What’s written here is not a figment of our imagination, but the results of research. Treat them however you want, but they do reveal some facets of intoxication. Drinking enthusiasts will enjoy it, and the inquisitive will find it interesting.
1. Beer makes us immortal
For years, we have piously believed that the more beer we consume on earth, the closer we are to meeting a heavenly brewer. This arrangement even convinced some beer drinkers to betray the idea of being with liquid gold in both sorrow and joy, to focus on another form of stress relief. As it turns out, the guys were in a hurry.
At a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a study was presented stating that drinking alcohol can increase life expectancy. According to Claudia Kavas, a neurologist at the University of California, Irvine, drinking two beers a day reduces the risk of premature death by 18 percent. The same reduction is seen when beer is replaced with wine.
“I have no explanation,” Claudia said, “but I firmly believe that the modest consumption of alcohol improves longevity. It’s nice to hear such things from educated people, and even in reference to beer. This news should be included in the list of nice things, right below the news that humanity will be able to brew beer when Mars is colonized. But remember, there’s a big difference between a harmless glass and a multi-liter beer downpour that turns you into a hollowed-out, unthinking pig-sucker.
2. Wine will save your mouth
A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says that drinking wine actually sets up a genocide of bacteria that causes oral problems and gum disease. The antioxidant polyphenol in the drink has been proven to actually prevent periodontal disease and many other oral troubles. This is very important because these bacteria can cause more than mayhem in the mouth, inflamed gums and stomatitis. Once in the bloodstream, they can provoke heart disease and even cancer.
The biologists behind the study believe that the market will soon be flooded with toothpastes and mouthwash liquids with a tartness and taste. Who hasn’t wanted to get drunk on toothpaste? Dreams come true, folks.
The research was conducted in a laboratory setting. Scientists modeled human gum tissue and then exposed it to chemicals in the same concentration as red wine. Scientists identified two polyphenols that worked best: they were caffeic acid and a type of coumaric acid.
3. Gin makes everything sexier all around
Good news for all gin lovers: according to good old science, people who drink juniper ambrosia are sexy as hell. And science doesn’t lie, does it?
According to a new study published by the medical journal BMJ Open, different types of alcohol have different effects on a person’s emotions and behavior. Yes, we already knew that, but the study, which surveyed 30,000 people between the ages of 18 and 34 from 21 countries, found that gin drinkers weren’t just aggressive, they turned out to be sexy.
The study was based on the trivial association of drinks with anything in drinkers and not-so-drinkers. For example, 59% of respondents associated beer and gin with feelings of energy and confidence, while 42.5% associated them with feelings of sexuality. Wine, on the other hand, was associated by many with feelings of fatigue and relaxation. So next time choose the sexy drink of drunken English sailors instead of the commonplace whiskey and coke and bohemian wine.
4. The reasons for the drunken brawl are finally known
A drunken brawl is not just a ridiculous accident, but the pattern of any drinking spree. In a bar, in a communal apartment, or on the street, a drunken brawl doesn’t matter where or why. It seems like fun, but only until the drunken jerk clings to you. Thank goodness scientists have found areas in the human brain that are responsible for aggression in drunk people.
The experiment, which was conducted by a team of specialists from Australia and Germany, was that the subjects were sat down to play a computer game, pre-drinking them alcohol. On the screen appeared a colorful figure, and the player had to have time to click on it. If unsuccessful, an annoying sound was heard in the room, and its volume was adjusted by the opponents. In addition, you could always see what level of noise your opponent had set you. This fact in itself is an impeccable argument for a fight.
By the way, not all of the volunteers were drunk. Twenty-three of them drank vodka and tonic, and the remaining 27 were lapping up placebos. Sensors installed on the players’ heads were supposed to determine the brain zones activated in the drunks in a fit of hatred after another failure.
Now it remains to be hoped that scientists will be able to create a way to limit the effects of alcohol on certain parts of the brain, binge drinking will become benign and peaceful.
5. The optimal dose of alcohol for a better dance
The Times” edition conducted an experiment that answered all the questions of fans dancing in the arms of a bottle. For this they organized a party, gathered in a club of 55 subjects, who for the sake of free alcohol and science were ready to dance until their feet are wiped in the blood. The study took place in several stages: first they were made to dance sober, then tipsy, and then in an inhuman state of drunkenness. After all, it is possible to get drunk in the name of science. In order to set the desired rhythm, a dance game was used on the Xbox.
On average, the subjects scored 4,400 points when they were sober. With each serving of wine, they began to score more and more points. And then, of course, the scores began to plummet, and instead of graceful dancers, there were just bodies on the dance floor. Those who drank more than a bottle began to lose skills and dropped to 4,000 points.
True, the experiment is not without flaws. First, it is not known how well the subjects danced before the experiment. Secondly, no one recorded the degree of intoxication of the participants. Nevertheless, the experience confirms that alcohol really affects pas and fouettés. In any case, the alcoholic himself sincerely believes that he danced like God.