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Scientists prove that 'beer goggles' do exist

Posted on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 | Comment icon 23 comments

Drinking too much can make you more reckless. Image Credit: sxc.hu
According to new research, drinking too much really can make someone appear more attractive.
The 'beer goggles' concept has been the subject of much controversy and debate in scientific circles. Some researchers remain adamant that being drunk does make other people seem more attractive while the results of other studies have proven frustratingly inconclusive.

Now scientists at the University of Bristol believe that they've finally proved that the phenomenon is real after inviting participants along to three pubs "in the name of a (responsible) pint and science."

As the volunteers got progressively more drunk they were asked to look at pictures of men, women and even landscapes to declare how attractive they believed each one to be. At the end of the experiment it was clear that the more drunk a person got, the more attractive they found the images.

Scientists believe that the reason this happens is because the alcohol affects the part of the brain responsible for reigning in reckless behavior, reducing the drinker to their more basic, animalistic impulses.

Source: CNET | Comments (23)

Tags: Beer Goggles, Alcohol, Drink

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by ancient astronaut on 28 May, 2014, 21:15
Beer, helping ugly people get laid for hundreds of years. Hurray Beer!!!!!!!
Comment icon #15 Posted by little_dreamer on 28 May, 2014, 22:06
Research and Development money, just to Get Lucky.
Comment icon #16 Posted by spud the mackem on 28 May, 2014, 22:21
Can scientists next investigate if beer makes you urinate? It changes the colour of your P.
Comment icon #17 Posted by coolguy on 29 May, 2014, 3:21
This is so true, one night I was in a bar and pretty buzzed I meet this chick she was nice then we hung out the next day and was really not that pretty but she was cool we dated for a while.
Comment icon #18 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 29 May, 2014, 12:31
"In the name of a (responsible) pint and science." I am so using this from now on!
Comment icon #19 Posted by LucidElement on 29 May, 2014, 13:38
I have a sweet pair of beer goggles i use on the weekends, i didnt need a test for them to tell me there is such a thing haha. Oh there is. =)
Comment icon #20 Posted by Silent Trinity on 31 May, 2014, 18:31
Lol well done to the staff at the University of Bristol for managing to get a grant to study getting hammered basically, well done people, that is your greatest achievement right there lol Hmm wonder what is next, 'level of Kebab desire based on amount and type of alcohol consumed'
Comment icon #21 Posted by jamesjr191 on 1 June, 2014, 3:23
I can say beer goggles do exist and they are real. i've worn them several times.
Comment icon #22 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 5 June, 2014, 14:45
Actually i prefer average or ugly looking women with voluptuous bodies
Comment icon #23 Posted by Junior Chubb on 5 June, 2014, 16:46
Actually i prefer average or ugly looking women with voluptuous bodies No worries, once you get your beer goggles on all the pretty slim ones will become average and voluptuous

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