August 19, 2002
Get the Ig Nobel committee on the phone!

Presented without comment, as there are some things that need no embellishment: Scientists have proven that alcohol helps people get laid.

Want to be more attractive? Then make sure those around you are having a drink.

British scientists have found even modest amounts of alcohol will make the opposite sex appear better-looking.

"We have carried out experiments which show that what is known in the trade as the 'beer-goggle effect' does actually exist," said Barry Jones, professor of psychology at Glasgow University.

Throw in the recent study about how beer is good for you and you have to wonder if maybe Delta House is funding these things.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 19, 2002 to Websurfing

Notice how it says people of the opposite sex. Was this study only performed on heterosexuals? Or was it performed on a mix and it came up with members of opposite sex made to appear more attractive? Or did they fudge the results?

I think more studies are in order.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on August 19, 2002 1:13 PM

I'll sign up.

Posted by: Matthew Yglesias on August 19, 2002 4:39 PM

This is perhaps the least necessary research that has ever been performed. Moreover, I doubt the findings are perfectly accurate.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go hang around in bars for a while in a completely unrelated matter...

Posted by: Owen Courrèges on August 19, 2002 9:27 PM