[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Cornell Professor Brian Wansink's study showed that people overpour into short, squat glasses by 20 to 30 percent, compared with tall, thin glasses, probably because of the vertical-horizontal optical illusion that people consistently perceive vertical lines as longer than horizontal ones of the same length. Copyright © Cornell University"][/caption] When pouring liquor, even professional bartenders unintentionally pour 20 to 30 percent more into short, squat glasses than into tall, thin ones, according to a new Cornell University study. "Yet, people who pour into short, wide glasses consistently believe that they pour less than those who ...
ScienceDaily (July 13, 2009) — A glass of wine here, a nightcap there – new research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that moderate alcohol intake offers long-term cognitive protection and reduces the risk of dementia in older adults. The study was presented at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD), in Vienna on July 13. While previous studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake, particularly wine, is linked with lower risk of heart attacks and dementia, most of the studies have been done in middle-aged people, and ...
The validity of breath and blood alcohol tests have come increasingly into question since a recent Colorado Springs Crime Lab audit revealed that many of the blood alcohol content (BAC) levels reported by the lab were inflated. As the BAC levels reported by the lab are often used to help convict or acquit people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) offenses, the possibility that reported inflated levels may have lead to unfounded convictions has alarmed many in the legal community. As a result of the audit, 167 DUI convictions have been called ...
I went to Israeli Socialist Summer Camp in upstate New York. A few things were different. I didn’t know that the other kids weren’t reenacting the Russian Revolution, or pooling all their money and candy in disdain of capitalism, but my camp experience was pretty great, so I can’t complain. Besides, Jewish mom’s are pretty generous with their candy so pooling it for the sake of variety worked out well. The only problem was, even in the middle of summer, it rarely got hot enough that you’d actually look forward to going to the ...
It has been three years in the making, but it has been worth the effort! The late nights mixing drinks until they are perfect and photographing them (and then disposing properly - by consumption) has led to this new tool Called the Cocktail Challenge. The cocktail challenge was originally developed as an interactive study tool for our students in our PBSA schools, but due to the overwhelming acceptance of the tool, it was ported over to a fully functional program and now we are releasing it to the public. The PBSA Cocktail Challenge is not just a tool for students, ...
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