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Friday, February 09, 2007

Drinking and Math

So apparently the "Beer Goggle" effect lends itself to mathematical analysis:

Nathan Efron, Professor of Clinical Optometry at the University of Manchester, said: "The beer goggles effect isn't solely dependent on how much alcohol a person consumes, there are other influencing factors at play too.

"For example, someone with normal vision, who has consumed five pints of beer and views a person 1.5 metres away in a fairly smoky and poorly lit room, will score 55, which means they would suffer from a moderate beer goggle effect."

Here is the equation:

(Hat tip, Nicole.)

Meanwhile, if you're following the excellent Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team, and if you like ABBA, well...

A few weeks ago, Fletcher Keyes of the "Fletch & Dana" team at WOLX (94.9 FM) claims he "accidentally" played ABBA's 1976 smash hit "Fernando." Since Keyes is a "big-time Badger fan," the tune caused his thoughts to stray from Fernando to the UW star on everyone's mind: Alando.

You can listen to Alando here. (Look in the "Links" box on the left side of the page.)

Have fun watching Bucky destroy the Hawkeyes this weekend.

(Hat tip, Laura and Andrea.)


  • This is great. Now I don't have to rely on friends who claim to be sober and may have questionable taste in women when deciding if I should or should not call someone.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 5:10 PM  

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