Me Like Drinky. Me Smart!

We’ve all heard the horror stories about booze killing brain cells. It’s easy to imagine yourself getting dumber with every sip, and that kind of sucks. Science can be a real buzz kill.

Wait, what’s that you say? Sometimes Science likes to party too? Really? Here’s the thing: I’m going to have to ask you to prove that.

Oh, two separate studies conducted in 2010 concluded that people of higher intelligence tend to drink more? Hell yeah Science! I knew you were cool.

Seriously though, that’s some surprising information. I think lot’s of people cling to a stereotype of dumb, fat drunks throwing back bottles of domestic light beer while watching Judge Judy lay down her particular brand of whimsical, sassy law. And while I’m sure that these dumb, fat drunks exist, you’re just as likely to find smart, fat drunks watching Dr. Who or some other nerdy bullshit. In fact, apparently you’re more likely.

Any thoughts as to why this is happening? Or are we all just happy to accept it as fact and start feeling better about our booze-loving brains?

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