- Blue eyes and alcohol.
One of the most ridiculous feats of drinking I witnessed was on an epic pub crawl back home (the Greyhound Run, if anyone knows it). A load of hairy-arsed beer-monster bikers were well and truly drunk-under-the-table by my mate Olivia. She’s got german parents, as you’d be able to guess from one look at her. She’s a tiny thing, blonde hair, blue eyes. Can drink like the proverbial horse!!!! 😯Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
as a massive generalisation, brown-eyed folk are probably less good drinkers, since a number of “oriental” races have less of the relevant enzyme to avoid flushing and unpleasantness when boozing and sometimes the one to break down the alcohol initially as well (2 slightly different enzymes)
so I guess that, genotypically, blue eye peeps might just be better drinkers but caucasians generally are fairly good at it regardless of eye colourPosted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Or she has been taught the way of my diminutive best mate and has a tactical chunder part way through the night
my mrs has been known to do that. On the very rare occasion when she’s drank too much her body will quite sensibly reject it, (and then keep drinking) otoh my body tries a little too hard to keep hold of the precious booze I’ve paid dearly for and waits until I’m on the verge of full blown alcoholic poisoning before finally barfing around lunchtime next day.
So she rarely gets hangovers and I get monstrously epic hangovers.
not that I partake much nowadays.
but back on topic my dad and eldest sister have brown eyes, pint of shandy will have them slurring, me, my mum and youngest sister have blue eyes and can hold our drink.
correlation does not imply causationPosted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Student = colossal tolerance to alcoholic booze
+1, I wasn’t a heavy drinker before university, so had no frame of referance as to what was ‘normal’. After the first year I learned that 10+pints was not considdered ‘normal’ outside of student circles.
So this is probably true, it’s just that her mates would drink you under the table, then move onto the 2nd pub.Posted 4 years ago
always the sensible soberish one when out with her mates.
Went for a night out with my student daughter in Sheffield a few months ago, i know she’s not a great drinker of alcohol and is always the sensible soberish one when out with her mates.
On our night out we agree neither of us is going to be drinking pop, it’s 11.45am and the day is young, we hit the first pub, I order a pint of best ale 4.5% abv my daughter plumps for a particularly cheeky cider which i clock is 7.4% abv, i have an inner chuckle, this is not going to end well.
To cut a long days drinking story short, we hit them pubs and we hit em hard, at 12 midnight after a few Jacks on ice we decided to call it a day.Posted 4 years ago
Now to the crux of the story, my daughter is 5ft tall and weighs under 7 stone, at some point during the day i was expecting Lara magedon, it never materialised.
I’ve spent the last 35 years drinking in pubs and never witnessed such tolerance to alcohol. 😯
Hence the thread title, apparently blue eyed people are more tolerant to drugs and alcohol.KevaMember
I’ve got blue eyes, I’m 5’4″ and weigh 9st. sometimes I can drink shedloads for my size other times i’m ratted on 3 pints. I find it depends on how much I’ve been eating, sleeping and training plays a part too. ie. if I don’t take exercise for several days, eat and sleep loads I can usually drink a few more pints comfortably. If I’m knackered and go to the pub on an empty stomach I’ll be gagging to leave after two beers.Posted 4 years ago
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