News 19 September 2016
Author: Marisa Lee

So it turns out that beer goggles might actually be real…

Author Marisa Lee
19 September 2016

After all those times you’ve blamed a shite beat on beer goggles and your friends have ripped you to shreds, scientists have proved that the questionable excuse is fully a thing. Sort of.

Volunteers who drank a pint and others who were given an alcohol-free version were shown pictures of faces during tests, and the results showed that those who’d had a drink were more attracted to people who were smiling. 

The experts also found that beer makes people more sociable and less shy about sex, but doesn’t make you any better in bed. Shocker.

Professor Matthias Liechti of Basel University Hospital in Swizerland, said, “Although many people drink beer and know its effects, there is surprisingly little ­scientific data. We found drinking a glass of beer helps people see happy faces faster, and enhances concern for positive emotional situations.”

Professor Wim van den Brink, from the University of Amsterdam, added, “This interesting study confirms conventional wisdom that alcohol is a social lubricant.”

Confirms “conventional wisdom” that alcohol is a social lubricant?? That was proved by years of telling strangers your life story and moving to girls like you’re Drake when you’re actually Joe Budden.