Researchers crack mysterious beer-goggles code

Researchers at the University of Manchester have worked tirelessly to calculate a formula for how beer goggles affect a persons vision. The result was some sort of epiphany moment where they realized it required more than just alcohol, including light in the bar, smokiness of the room and the distance between the ugly that contributes to the phenomenon…



An = number of units of alcohol consumed

S = smokiness of the room (graded from 0-10, where 0 clear air; 10 extremely smoky)

L = luminance of ‘person of interest’ (candelas per square metre; typically 1 pitch black; 150 as seen in normal room lighting)

Vo = Snellen visual acuity (6/6 normal; 6/12 just meets driving standard)

d = distance from ‘person of interest’ (metres; 0.5 to 3 metres)

All of this calculate to a score between less than 1 and to more than 100, where “non-appealing people become suddenly attractive between 51 and 100. At more than 100, someone not considered attractive looks like a super model.”
It is comforting to know that science is focusing on the truly important issues of our day.


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