Just in time for spring break bingeing (and/or purging), The New York Times reveals the science behind acting drunk.
In a nutshell:
Since multiple cultures use booze for different social functions, there’s no one real behavior that is produced by hooch. This is reinforced by studies showing that people who believe they are drinking will act drunk, regardless if they’re actually drinking the hard stuff.
So if you have any kids laying around, now’s the perfect opportunity to see what they think “being drunk” is. Just tell them that Ecto-Cooler is absinthe.