From the, “Phew!” Department, comes this story about a study that says having a drink or two a day makes you a better thinker.
An Australian National University study of 7000 people has found those who drink in moderation have better verbal skills, memory and speed of thinking than those at the extremes of the drinking spectrum.
The researchers say it’s a mystery as to why the correlation exists. I guess that’s why college makes kids a lot smarter. It isn’t the hours you spend studying and in class, it’s the time you spend out at the bars with your friends. Of course, this would imply that the guys in my fraternity should be smart as a whip, however the study states that heavy drinking leads to the opposite.