Beer makes men smarter according to
researchers at the University of Illinois.
They found that men who drank a
couple beers were actually better
at solving brain-teasers than
their sober counterparts.
To reach that surprising conclusion, the
researchers devised a bar game in
which 40 men were given three words
and told to come up with
a fourth that fits the pattern.
For example, the word “cheese” could
fit with words like “blue” or “cottage” or
“Swiss.”Half the players were given two
pints. The other half got nothing.
The result? Those who imbibed solved
40% more of the problems than those
that did not get to enjoy the beer.
Also, the drinkers finished their
problems in 12 seconds while it took the
non-drinkers 15.5 seconds.
Don't Drink and Gamble
It seems that drinking and gambling really don't mix. The latest player stats released by
leading online live casino Castle Casino indicate that the world's top beer-drinking
nations also have the worst success rate at their suite of online casino games.
The data below, which shows the payout rates from 60 countries in the CastleCasino.com
database collected over the last 12 months, compares the worst gamblers with the
average litres of beer consumption per capita.
Worst Performance by Payout (out of 60):
1. Czech Republic - 78.05%
2. Germany - 80.15%
3. Ireland - 91.02%
4. Poland - 91.87%
5. Australia - 93.83%
Average Beer Consumption per Person (litres):
1. Czech Republic - 158.6 (1st in the world)
2. Germany - 110 (3rd in the world)
3. Ireland - 131.1 (2nd in the world)
4. Poland - 95 (7th in the world)
5. Australia - 104.7 (5th in the world)
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