Rats show the way to Christmas cheer

Charles Cowling

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In junior high, I watched my teacher drop a rat brain into alcohol, and the alcohol seemed to eat away at the brain. So alcohol kills brain cells, right? Well, not exactly. The alcohol that you drink enters your bloodstream, and doesn’t actually attack your brain directly. Of course, there are other ways for alcohol to injure your brain: for example, binge drinking can lead to decrease in breathing and injury to your brain that way.

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2 thoughts on “Rats show the way to Christmas cheer

  1. Charles Cowling

    Cliff Clavin, of Cheers.
    One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to
    his buddy Norm. Here’s how it went:

    ” Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as
    fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest
    and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection
    is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the
    whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
    In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the
    slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain
    cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
    In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells,
    making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always
    feel smarter after a few beers.”

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    gloria mundi

    Like the rat’s sexy thigh-boots, nice to see party attire amongst fellow mammals.

    Charles Cowling

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