That's why I work at home - no one to bitch at me for not getting anything done. You guys truly have my sympathies for having to slave away in someone else's world.
But I must admit, sometimes my boss comes into my office and says...I hope I am not interrupting anything...and I say, well I am really busy today...meanwhile I am typing away my posts!!
WHY RATS DON'T GET BEER BELLIES (Boulder CO)
A new study shows that the humble lab rat does a better job than humans at watching what it eats when it drinks. And, that is why you will never see a rat with a beer belly.
The new rat research sheds light on the internal "stop" signals that rats obey - but we all-to-human people don't.
More than 50 years ago, scientists noticed that Americans (of course!) tend to consider alcoholic beverages as a drug, not as a source of nutritiona dn calories. Since then, researchers have studied humans and animals, finding that rats instinctively manage their weight by not eating as much when they get calories from alcohol. Humans seem to ignore those internal stop signs.
Of course, things aren't quite so simple for humans, notes lead researcher Neil Rowland, PhD, in a news release. His report appears in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior.
In their lab experiments, Rowland and his colleagues monitored the food, fluid, and alcohol intake of 6 male and 5 female rats over several days in 3 separate experiments. Researchers made the alcohol more palatable by adding it to decarbonated, non-alcoholic beer. In a separate test, they mixed alcohol with a sweet gelatin.
Both male and female rats cut back on their calories from food. They kept their overall calorie intake the same during the experiments even though they had acces to plenty of food, fresh water, and good tasting alcohol, Rowland reports.
Sort of on the same subject (but more tongue & cheek )
You have to hope this study is flawed, but the evidence seems irrefutable. Several months ago Scientists at Europe's annual reproductive conference suggested the results of a recent analysis revealed the presence of female hormones in beer, and suggested that men should take a look at their beer consumption. The theory is that drinking beer turns men into women.
To test the theory, 100 men were each fed 6 pints of beer with in a 1 hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn't drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, had to sit down while urinating, couldn't preform sexually, and refused to apologize when wrong.
No further testing is planned.
Looks like they made their point adequately enough!
Mr Isa here...
There are NO female hormones in the beer I make... The rest of the ingredients shall remain secret.