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Funko
25-11-2005, 11:11:05
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4468884.stm

Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker's vision.

The drink-fuelled phenomenon is said to transform supposedly "ugly" people into beauties - until the morning after.

Researchers at Manchester University say while beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder, the amount of alcohol consumed is not the only factor.

Additional factors include the level of light in the pub or club, the drinker's own eyesight and the room's smokiness.

The distance between two people is also a factor.

They all add up to make the aesthetically-challenged more attractive, according to the formula.

Tizzy
25-11-2005, 11:16:53
This is another one we should have investigated.

Funko
25-11-2005, 11:17:24
Duh.

Why do you think I keep the wine well stocked at home?

Nills Lagerbaak
25-11-2005, 11:17:43
beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder :lol:

Funko
25-11-2005, 11:18:50
Great title isn't it. :)

King_Ghidra
25-11-2005, 12:36:48
Originally posted by Tizzy
This is another one we should have investigated.

ah i thought you guys were in the middle of a long-term case study... :nervous:

MattHiggs
25-11-2005, 12:43:33
:lol:

MattHiggs
25-11-2005, 12:43:56
You're dead!

Tizzy
25-11-2005, 12:44:57
I am.

"No dear, I'm not going out to get drunk and leer at attractive boys, it's science!"

MoSe
25-11-2005, 14:04:28
and even attempting a recover like "nonono, I'm doing it for looking at YOU" won't do any better

Funko
25-11-2005, 14:05:28
If she goes out, gets drunk and leers at attractive boys I get a drunk horny girlfriend coming home.

What's bad about that? :confused:

Nills Lagerbaak
25-11-2005, 14:19:13
Eeew. Too much information. That's what's bad

Funko
25-11-2005, 14:20:37
:lol:

mr.G
25-11-2005, 14:22:20
:lol:

way way too much info

Tizzy
25-11-2005, 14:26:25
:lol:

:beer:

I'll be late home tonight then

Funko
25-11-2005, 14:28:07
:lol:

Funko
28-11-2005, 15:46:10
More info (including the formula) here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4477512.stm

Japher
28-11-2005, 15:47:26
do I have to say how lame that is?

MoSe
28-11-2005, 15:51:34
yes please

Japher
28-11-2005, 16:01:29
this is LAME! VERY LAME!

Smoke doesn't effect my beer goggles

MoSe
28-11-2005, 16:03:49
ah, ok, then it's monorepieted-capital lame
I expected a bit more.....

Lurker the Second
28-11-2005, 16:42:42
I certainly hope tax dollars were used to fund this study.

Funko
28-11-2005, 17:09:09
I might have to get a battery for my old school programable calculator so I can make that calculation on the fly when drunk.

Er... not that I'll need that formula obviously.

Shit...

:nervous:

Lurker the Second
28-11-2005, 17:21:06
I dunno, seems to me you owe it to Tizzy to be a bit selective when scavenging for 3somes.

Gary
28-11-2005, 17:26:55
Yeah, she might not like your choice in guys.

Funko
28-11-2005, 17:28:58
Luckily she's gone home now so she might not see this until tomorrow morning and hopefully she'll have forgotten she needs to kick me by the afternoon. :beer:

Colon
28-11-2005, 22:17:37
Unless you remind her by writing about it on some board.

JM^3
28-11-2005, 22:46:40
the equation is BS

I am often over 100, and I only have slight perception changes... which can be the same if I am very horny

JM

alsieboo
29-11-2005, 00:24:56
People always look better far off, I feel so let down when I get closer and find out they're mingers

Tizzy
29-11-2005, 10:39:11
Originally posted by Funko
Luckily she's gone home now so she might not see this until tomorrow morning and hopefully she'll have forgotten she needs to kick me by the afternoon. :beer:

I saw it yesterday.

I have developed a new tactic of not striking when expected.

Funko
29-11-2005, 10:48:08
:lol:

MoSe
29-11-2005, 11:11:59
so you can strike anytime, as he won't know when to expect it.

this is a famous paradox

A monday morning, the death row supervisor tells a convict waiting his death sentence:
"I promise you two things:
1. your execution will take place this week, within next sunday at latest
2. when it will happen, you won't be expecting it"

The convict begins then to reflect:
It can't be Sunday, because if I'll still be alive on Sunday, that would be the last available day for the execution, thus I'll know that it will have to happen that day and I will be expecting it.
But if Saturday comes and I'll still be here, as we determined that it can't be on Sunday then it will have to be on Saturday. I would be then expecting it, so it can't be Saturday neither.
Applying the same reasoning he tracks the whole week back determining that to respect the 2nd clause the director can't execute him neither on Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday nor that same Monday.
He's positive that the director can't execute him without breaking his promise, and as he knows him as a man of utter word and honour, he resolves that the director fell in conrtadiction and his execution won't actually take place.
Then, on Wednesday (or Thursday, or Tuesday, you can pick any), the director calls him:
"Come, now it's the day"
"WHAT???? B-But... it CAN'T be today!!!!!!!"
"See? you weren't expecting it!"

:lol:

Lurker the Second
29-11-2005, 13:09:30
I can't believe you took the time to type that out.

MoSe
29-11-2005, 13:19:34
no, I thought to it and it magically appeared in the reply box.
It migh have been a case of telegraphy, or unconscious automatic writing.

besides, we had recent cases of other posters who posted much longer post, so the above it's nothing to get amazed by in any case