Study Suggests Two Beers Makes You Clevererer (I Had 3)

April 13, 2012


Two beers to clever, 40-ounces to freedom.

According to a recent study performed at the University of Illinois, Chicago, drinking around two beers makes you cleverer and more adept at thinking outside the box. *eye-roll* Shocking news, really. I've neeeever come up with anything clever that didn't involve a couple beers. "You've never come up with anything clever, period." So true, so true.

The team found that test subjects with a BAC of .07 (just under legally drink in most states) struggled with attention-intensive trials but excelled at questions that required more flexible thinking. The study found that the drunks not only solved 40 percent more questions than their sober control group, they did so three and a half seconds faster as well--completing their tests in 12 seconds compared to 15.5 for the sobers.

So yeah, drinking two beers makes you cleverer. Twelve beers? Drinking twelve beers makes you me. "What about twenty?" Drinking twenty beers makes me think you might have a problem.

Study: Drinking Two Beers Makes You Clever [gizmodo]

Thanks to Liz, who tried to convince me three vodka cocktails makes her the funniest person on the planet.

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