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Science proves beer goggles really do exist

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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Finally, a news story that can make me laugh and make me cry as I relive my dark college years. Oh.... the reality.


Cheers!

Scientists have finally proven what many of us have believed for years – beer goggles really do exist.

The phenomenon, where less attractive people suddenly become more appealing when the onlooker has consumed copious amounts of alcohol, is well known in pubs and clubs across Britain.

Until now, though, no one really knew why. But a new study has found that drunk students were up to ten per cent more likely to fall for less attractive people than those who were sober.

The report showed the more they drank, the less likely they were to recognise the finer details on people’s faces.

Behavioural psychologists found 64 students of varying levels of drunkenness in bars at Roehampton University, London. They were asked to judge 20 pairs of photos of men and women aged 18 to 25.

One face in each pair was digitally enhanced to make it more symmetrical – and therefore more attractive. Thirty-six more sober students (who had drunk less than four units of alcohol) had a 67 per cent success rate in choosing the symmetrical face. But 28 intoxicated students (who had drunk ten or more units) chose the more symmetrical face in just 58 per cent of cases.

Dr Lewis Halsey, who led the joint study with Stirling University in Scotland, said: ‘Drunk students were less good at noticing symmetrical faces and cared less about the defects.’

www.dailymail.co.uk...

I think Shane has worn his share goggles over the years. Nothing but pure gin





posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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Hi jibeho

Against my better judgement... ok then... in Australia this is called the NCR Rating - Number of Cans Required.

Naturally, this is a most primitive and disgusting way of evaluating the opposite sex and it has only been mentioned to allow others to share share my abhorrence of this obnoxious practice.

(Then again, on several occasions, I've learnt that a women’s average NCR rating of me appears to be eighteen (LARGE bottles of Australian Bubbly) – e.g. over their dead bodies.)

Peace!

[edit on 8-6-2010 by The Wave]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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From my own personal experience, this is bs. Beer goggles do not exist as they will have you to believe. People don't magically turn into beauty queens after getting drunk...you just simply don't care what they look like when you're drunk lol.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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They are definately true!!
I have woken up before almost willing to chew my own arm off to get away.
THE HORROR......THE...HORROR!!



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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I think that once they've reached that level of "Intoxication" , they aren't exactly looking at the face any longer !!




posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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Hi,

I agree - usually with only few so beers inside I'm reading the beer coaster... later however.....

Peace!

[edit on 8-6-2010 by The Wave]

[edit on 8-6-2010 by The Wave]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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pity the guy who wakes up marred .
people still argue that Bigfoot is real he may not be but SHE surly is.
amazing what they can do with a razer and being tought fire isnt it .
lololol



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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I aggree with DrumsRfun.....I went to bed with a 10 and woke up with a 2....Beer goggles are real..lol



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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Hell, I could have told you this from experience...horrible, horrible experience. Years later, there are still times I will sit in the shower for hours crying, nothing to keep me company but steel-wool and ajax.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Funny thing is no matter how drunk i was in life it never changed my perspective lol. No matter how drunk i am especially since school, nothing gets past my senses, no matter who it was. So i am the same alcohol or not.

I think having a crush means more, which is like a dream state.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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Of course, I am sure for all of our horrible experiences, there are women out there saying the exact same things about us.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by DoomsdayRex
Of course, I am sure for all of our horrible experiences, there are women out there saying the exact same things about us.


Too right, i am just glad that i was never interested, but this stuff was funny at the time.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Yeah, I don't care about recognizing the symmetry of the face and all that BS.

It's basically lower standards.

It's getting later...you're getting drunker...and you're thinking, "what's the harm?".

It's like a moped. Fun to ride but you don't want to be seen on one.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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Uh. You're doing it wrong.

Drink more.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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I love The Waves rating system better than our 'beer goggles'. NCR sounds so official, lol.

If you can't handle the wolf ugly consequences, .............. you shouldn't drink.

Should be a warning system on any beer or spirits packaging. All in all though, it will probably produce more curiosity than the warning would deter.

As we all seem to know, the consequences can be, and will be............... bad.

Edit to add - especially if you brought them home, tsk tsk........

[edit on 6/8/2010 by hhcore]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Hi Hhcore,

Couldn't agree more - I'm still married!

Peace!



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
reply to post by andy1033
 


Uh. You're doing it wrong.

Drink more.


I am glad that no female on this planet can get near me no matter how drunk i have been since i left school, lol, no matter who they are.

But i think beer goggles things also applies to crush feelings too, you see people totally different, lol

Anyway for me i do not drink anymore, so i am glad that neither crushes or drinking can cause this in me.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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Hi Doomsday,

You're right which is why I took the p... out of myself above...!

I guess at some stage this was supposed to be an intelligent and well thought out thread but there you go...

Peace!



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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There's only one thing I don't agree with with the below pic...

i.i.ua...

It usually doesn't take me 5 hours !



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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hi Andy1033,

Welcome to the thread - I've read quite a few of your posts. Some people always like to retain control (of themselves) but occassionally recommend letting go - you never know where the quantum wave might lead you....

But for heaven's sake don't follow my example - Claudia Schiffer and Elle 'The Body' were fighting over me until I had one too many.....

Peace!




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