The Beer Goggle Equation

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Science
http://people.howstuffworks.com/ref/beer-goggles.htm

Glad to see we"ve got our scientists and mathematicians working on the big issues.
There are 16 comments:
Male 338
It`s actually cool. I saw it on TV when they actually tested it out on people.
0
Reply
Male 888
"So little Timmy, would you want to learn about the equations to explain the world in new and exciting ways?"
"No way! I want you to explain the mathematical principles behind the beer goggle vision equation."
0
Reply
Male 302
Very useful(sarcasm)
0
Reply
Male 1,003
Yeah, right. That equation can`t be accurate. You would need scientists with you to calculate the visibility, distance. Like you can measure that when you`re drunk. They should have personalized calculators that do that for you. Now THAT would be helpful, you would just press a button and it will tell you how drunk you are and if you should go and have unprotected "sex" with that other person.
0
Reply
Female 207
thats....really mathamatical
0
Reply
Male 382
Someone has too much spare time.

Now, next time I go out, I can work out how drunk I`ll get before I start drinking. Fantastic.

0
Reply
Male 209
the important thing about the article is this.... Please learn it and you will not wake up screaming next time.....

ƒÀ = (An)2 x d(S + 1)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ãL x (Vo)2


where:
An is the number of servings of alcohol
S is the smokiness of the area on a scale of 0 - 10
L is the lighting level of the area, measured in candelas per square meter, in which 150 is normal room lightning
Vo is Snellen visual acuity, in which 6/6 is normal and 6/12 is the lower limit at which someone is able to drive
d is the distance between the observer and the observed, measured in meters
Source: BBC News
The formula works out a "beer goggle" score ranging from 1 to 100+. When ƒÀ = 1, the observer is perceiving the same degree of beauty he or she would perceive in a sober state. At 100+, everybody in the room is a perfect 10.

0
Reply
Female 285
I thought it said the beer google equation when i first read it, but still pretty interesting. I`ll have to watch out for that when i am of drinking age, or the next party I go to. lol
0
Reply
Male 756
I had too much to drink about 14 months ago, and while things I did then are somewhat obscure, I may be the father of Anna Nicole Smith`s daughter.

0
Reply
Male 4,246
"In a more recent study, this one conducted by researchers at England`s Manchester University in 2005, scientists actually came up with a mathematical formula to calculate the extent of the "beer goggle" effect on a given individual in a given situation. Their reasoning for creating this formula is that alcohol is not really the only factor affecting the drunken perception of beauty."

Uh-huh. :-| So, these scientists have too much time on their hands or what??

0
Reply
Male 438
Scince when are chicks shallow? Nice job ladies :).
0
Reply
Female 1,228
tell me something I dont know.
0
Reply
Female 1,413
i had the beer goggle thing happen to me once. i thought he was cute when i was drunk, but when i saw him when i was sober i was like ooooooh no. it was a ace thing, not a body thing. this theory makes SOME sense i think.
0
Reply
Female 535
this is boring.
0
Reply
Male 712
Being drunk is now a science? We dont need statistics to prove the theory of beer goggles
0
Reply
Male 10,115
Link: The Beer Goggle Equation [Rate Link] - Glad to see we`ve got our scientists and mathematicians working on the big issues.
0
Reply