Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comedy Tonight: Salut! Skoal! Bottoms up! Here's to you, Japanese researchers!


Of course, one person's "moderate drinking"
might be another person's drunken binge.

by Ken

The folks behind are pretty singleminded in their mission. On their website, such as it is, you won't find much more than a statement of purpose ("Do facts interest you? If so, we will provide an intriguing historical fact, daily, delivered directly to your inbox!"), backed up by two claims:
* All facts are screened by our staff to assure accuracy.
* We are confident that you will learn something new everyday!

And then there's a box in which to enter your e-mail address to sign up. That's it. Amazingly, they don't even try to sell you anything. You just get not one but two facts every day. (I don't know about you, but two new facts in a day is about as much as I can handle.)

That said, I'm still mulling Tuesday's Fact #2, reproduced here. There's no link, but then, the staff has screened this fact to assure accuracy, so I guess we don't have to worry about that. Of course, it might be useful to know what exactly the Japanese researchers mean by "moderate drinking." I'm guessing they don't have in mind the traditional American beer-belly diet of barrelfuls of Bud.

Also, one presumes the Japanese researchers weren't going by how much smarter drinkers feel when under the influence.

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At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sponsored by Budweiser. Also, did you know drinking a few beers a day helps prevent osteoporosis. Just mentioning.


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