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    Smart people are drunks

    I'll try to change the mood after the Drake loss with this thread.

    A recent study reports that there is linkage between higher mental ability in childhood and adulthood problem drinking.

    Specifically, for every 15-point increase in childhood mental ability score, the likelihood of drinking problems increased 1.38 times for women, and 1.17 times for men.

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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    funny... my mood has not changed. Imagine that.



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    There's also a link between being a Cyclone fan and problem drinking.



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    There's also a link between being a Cyclone fan and problem drinking.
    That's one of those chicken and egg questions.



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    There's also a link between being a Cyclone fan and problem drinking.
    From a t-shirt I had around '96:

    "Ames Iowa, A Drinking Town with a Football Problem."



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    I could believe it, one night I stupidly decided to write a paper for english drunk about Jack Trice Stadium, the next day i choose to change it to talk about the Jack Trice Statue outside the stadium, which i wrote this paper sober, i got a C+ on it...my teacher wrote on my paper that my stadium (that i wrote intoxicated) paper probably would have gotten me a high B or probably an A...



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I'll try to change the mood after the Drake loss with this thread.

    A recent study reports that there is linkage between higher mental ability in childhood and adulthood problem drinking.

    Specifically, for every 15-point increase in childhood mental ability score, the likelihood of drinking problems increased 1.38 times for women, and 1.17 times for men.

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    Wow, Alaska, I suppose that means that Goethe, Leibnitz, Da Vinci, and Pascal must have really known how to put it down!
    (or did so in their later years)

    Go Cyclones



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I'll try to change the mood after the Drake loss with this thread.

    A recent study reports that there is linkage between higher mental ability in childhood and adulthood problem drinking.

    Specifically, for every 15-point increase in childhood mental ability score, the likelihood of drinking problems increased 1.38 times for women, and 1.17 times for men.

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    That must mean that President Bush is really smart. [/sarcasm]

    I don't buy that for a second. Some of the smartest people I know don't drink at all. Someone found a correlation and are trying to make people feel better about their drinking problems. I've got nothing against drinking, just when it is in excess.



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    yeah.... take that!

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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by Balrog View Post
    Wow, Alaska, I suppose that means that Goethe, Leibnitz, Da Vinci, and Pascal must have really known how to put it down!
    (or did so in their later years)

    Go Cyclones
    I can't even begin to imagine how much absinthe was drank between all of these guys



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I'll try to change the mood after the Drake loss with this thread.

    A recent study reports that there is linkage between higher mental ability in childhood and adulthood problem drinking.

    Specifically, for every 15-point increase in childhood mental ability score, the likelihood of drinking problems increased 1.38 times for women, and 1.17 times for men.

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    I'll drink to that



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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    I've seen stuff like this before, and actually, the 5 smartest people I've ever met all liked to drink a lot. Only 1 of those had what I would call a problem (where partying was effecting their relationships, education, job, etc), and it wasn't the booze that got him, it was the Bolivian marching powder. Still, a brilliant guy.


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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    I'm drunk right now!


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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I'm drunk right now!
    The lesson here is that all smart people are drunks, but not all drunks are smart people.




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    Re: Smart people are drunks

    Well, I'm reading a book too!


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