Study Claims Vegetarians Secretly Eat Meat While Drunk

According to a recent study, vegetarians have confessed to eating meat after a night of drinking. VoucherCodesPro, a UK-based discount code provider, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 British vegetarians who revealed they chow down on meat when they drink too much alcohol. Don’t tell Morrissey about this!

Source: Study Claims Vegetarians Secretly Eat Meat While Drunk

It depends on how strict a vegetarian you are.  Some stuff like soup might’ve been made with chicken stock, etc.  I know some who ask the server, and make choices accordingly.  Personally, aside from morals – the world is not going to end.  I respect it, but have a hard time putting vegetarianism on the same level as those who have serious allergies/risk of anaphylactic shock.  Or in my case – thrombosis (clots are only on the outside of the body) to drastically increase risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm.

Don’t Blame the Beer Goggles – They Might be a Myth

The existence of “beer goggles”—the tendency to find fellow drinkers growing more attractive as you drink more—is in dispute. A study conducted in a naturalistic setting (that is, a pub), found that increased alcohol consumption did not boost attractiveness ratings.

Source: Don’t blame the beer goggles—they might be a myth

Alcohol does blurs your vision though, and combined with the general poor lighting in most pubs and the fact most people get dressed up when they go out, there is the scenario (not tested in this study) where someone can appear attractive that night, and not until the cold light of day the next morning when

  1. your vision has improved,
  2. it’s daylight
  3. they aren’t dressed up and dolled up anymore

…that you realise that they aren’t especially attractive. At that point, it is easier to claim ‘beer goggles’ than ‘I just wasn’t in a state or situation to properly assess their attractiveness’.

This is of course only relevant if your friends saw you.  If they didn’t, then your partner for the night was a supermodel regardless who will totally call you back unless she doesn’t and then that’s only because she got your number wrong in her phone and she’ll be totally devastated about it….

Why a 5% Beer Gets You Drunk So Much Faster than a 4% Beer

We begin with a quiz: When it comes to our body’s alcohol intake, what’s the real difference between 4% and 5% alcohol by volume?

Source: Why you still get drunk drinking “session” beers

Stop trying to science up drinking, Internet. How many beers does it take until I get drunk? I don’t know, and I’ll never find out because I drink until I see triple, hear double, and end up single, naked, and afraid of Walmart greeters- which is convenient since I usually start out as all of those things. Now, get your hipster asses off the Internet, go comb your little mustache, and get all of your gay little friends to the nearest bar for a round of shots, you god-damned single-speed riding sons of bitches.

There Are Four Types of Drunks, Says Science

Alcohol has different effects on us all and, according to a new report, many can be put into four categories after enjoying that glass of wine or pint of beer.

Psychologists have identified four different types of drunk people: the Hemingway, the Nutty Professor, the Mary Poppins and the Mr Hyde.

Source: An irresponsible Mr Hyde or a caring Mary Poppins: What sort of drinker are you?

If “Mr Hydes” made up 23% of the drinkers – two thirds of which were female…  When you’re that bad, they call you Mr?  364 people isn’t the smallest sample, but still not worth painting any gender related implications.  I thought Hemingway meant depressive…

There’s not a lot to the article, not even a break down of how many men vs women in the sample.

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

You’ve decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren’t hitting your weight-loss goals or couldn’t stomach that long list of ingredients anymore. Or perhaps you heard one too many times that it’s just not good for you.

Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda is still in its infancy, but there’s enough out there to identify what you can look forward to when you put down the can and cool down with an unsweetened iced tea instead.

Source: 8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Sorry, but soda/pop is one place I will not consider the diet alternative.  Simply due to taste – most just prompted me to drink water instead (for the best anyway, but not for Big Soda/Pop).

The aspect of weight loss because of coming off diet soda/pop isn’t that surprising.  It’s often suggested that we consume more because we’re under the impression the food/beverage is healthier so we can consume more. As the joke goes: I’ll have the extra large burger, extra large fries, and …a diet soft drink.