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Glad to see we"ve got our scientists and mathematicians working on the big issues.

Glad to see we"ve got our scientists and mathematicians working on the big issues.

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"No way! I want you to explain the mathematical principles behind the beer goggle vision equation."

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

ƒÀ = (An)2 x d(S + 1)

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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.

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

- Glad to see we`ve got our scientists and mathematicians working on the big issues.