Monday, September 18, 2006

High IQ Means Fewer Hangovers

(Edinburgh, Scotland) Scottish scientists conducted research which found that people with high IQ's have fewer hangovers following a night of heavy drinking than less intelligent imbibers.

"The main finding of this study was that higher IQ scores at 11 years of age were associated with a reduced risk of alcohol induced hangovers in middle age," said Dr David Batty of the University of Edinburgh.

In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Dr Batty and his colleagues looked at IQ test scores of 11-year-olds taken in Aberdeen in 1962 and sent questionnaires to them between 2000-2003 asking about their drinking habits.

Responses from more than 7000 showed a higher IQ score was associated with a lower prevalence of hangovers.
Frankly, I think this research also provides evidence that not all scientists have high IQ's. What a bunch of hooey. Next we'll probably see research on the relationship of automobile accidents to the driver's hair color which finds that redheads get back-ended more often. Hey, as long as there is money for research, someone will find a way to spend it.

Tip: John Ray

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