It’s Thursday, and if you don’t have happy hour plans, now is the time to change that. But don’t waste your happy hour socializing, have a goal. How about you try to drink like a Czech? Because as it turns out, the Czechs are mere mortals after all.
A study has found that people in the Czech Republic, the biggest beer drinking country in the world, have the same size bellies as any other human. There’s nothing special to their abilities, aside from probably being able to rally quickly after heaving to.
Doctors measured weight, waist to hip ratio (WHR), and body mass index (BMI). In men the beer intake was weakly associated with WHR, although only among nonsmokers. Beer intake had no relationship to BMI. In women, there was no relationship at all between beer consumption and WHR, and a weak inverse association with BMI. (Inverse association is science-ese that means BMI was lower among drinkers.) Conclusion: It is unlikely that beer drinking has anything to do with obesity.
You have your homework, America. Get to it, and don’t worry about getting fat!
Booze is a delightful invention that we at SG will always lust for. But it’s not all fun and games with booze.
Sometimes booze injures people. Sometimes booze excites people in the wrong way. Sometimes booze blinds people more than booze goggles can do. Sometimes booze kills people.
But usually, booze kills people when its origin is uncertain. WHICH IS INSANE THAT SOMEONE WOULD NOT KNOW WHERE THEIR BOOZE COMES FROM. People, do your research. Know where your booze comes. Know what it consists of. The difference could be a matter between vodka and anti-freeze.
Remember the days of the USSR? We don’t really either, as back then we did not really have a firm grasp on the intricacies of global politics. We were more into things like turtles that knew martial arts. But one thing we do know: when Soviet Russia was around, it was a whole lot easier to keep the satellite republics straight.
Apparently, the same thing still rings true today with the former Soviet republics. During a soccer game between host the Czech Republic and Lithuania, the organizers mixed up the visiting team with the Latvian national team when they played the wrong national anthem and printed the Latvian flag in the programs. Whoops.