Aug 15th 2008 By Jeremy Taylor
(Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.)
According to a new study, drinking alcohol changes our perceptions and makes people appear more attractive.
Researchers in England had 84 randomly selected heterosexual college students drink a mystery beverage that either contained enough alcohol to make them tipsy or no alcohol at all. They then had the students look at pictures of faces, and found that those who had consumed the alcohol rated the faces as being more attractive than those in the control group.
Surprisingly, the beer goggle effect wasn't just limited to the opposite sex. The students who imbibed also rated the faces from their own sex more attractive.
Now that that's been settled, it's time for science to tackle the "beer before liquor never been sicker" mantra, and the mystery of the guy who always disappears when it's his turn to buy a round.