NCBI ROFL: Oktoberfest week: The top 11 ways to appear drunk.

By ncbi rofl | September 21, 2010 7:00 pm

2131827_dac4994d91Judgment of intoxication by untrained social drinkers across drinking settings.

“Subjects’ perceptions of cues used to judge intoxication across different drinking setting were investigated. Drinkers at a fraternity dance party and in a college town bar rated the importance of 18 cues for making estimations of their level of intoxication. Results indicated that 11 of the 18 cues were rated as more important in the party situation than in the bar situation. These results suggest that subjects apply cues to intoxication differently in different situations.”

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Bonus table:

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Photo: flickr/bistrosavage

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  • http://Untitledvanityproject.blogspot.com Rhacodactylus

    Lol, why isn’t “suddenly finding my heavy female friends cute” on the list?

  • Jockaira

    Rhacodactylus,

    Probably for the same reason that “suddenly finding usually boring, self-centered male friends attractive” is not on the list.

    BTW, one of the classic signs of too much indulgence is erectional incompetence. Keep that in mind the next time you put on your beer goggles.

  • ix

    I suppose if you knew you were getting laid that night, you wouldn’t be drinking so heavily. :-)

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