that drinking more can be a sign of intelligence

Found yourself drinking again last night? Don’t fret. It’s just a sign of your massive intelligence levels. (Aka: that was a smart decision). According to two studies quoted by The Week Magazine, there is a correlation between how smart you are and how much you drink. Potential reasons include evolution, early adoption, making up for boring early years, and probably the one that’s easiest to relate to: dealing with the morons:

“Drinking is the only way to deal with morons: Smart people “booze so we can tolerate everyone else,” says Greg at Food & Wine Blog. When sober, we tend to “take people’s responses at literal face value.” But after a few drinks, “we can relax a bit, stop being so anal with semantics and let comments slide a bit.””

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