Relationship of noise tolerance to martini consumption

Back in the sixties, researchers weren't afraid to tackle the really important questions...

Knoxville News Sentinel - Dec 2, 1962

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Feb 17, 2020
     Category: Science | 1960s | Alcohol | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Saturation? How many martinis is that?
Posted by ges on 02/17/20 at 05:02 PM
I'm guessing the most important result was writing off their bar tab as a business expense.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/18/20 at 12:13 PM
So this is what happens if you drink tee many martoonies.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 02/18/20 at 03:20 PM
An Ancient Roman walks into a bar.
He sits down and says: "I'll have a martinus please."
"Don't you mean a martini?" The bartender asks.
The Ancient Roman replies: "If I wanted a double, I would have asked for it."
Posted by Phideaux on 02/18/20 at 06:44 PM
Way too tiny study. What about the vodka consumption? What about beer and wine? What about the weight, age, sex and socioeconomic status of the participants? We need to broaden the study to all international airports and a few regional airports, make participants fill up a survey which will include a question about their favorite drink, and if they fill it right, give them carefully timed drinks of their choice until they either vomit or pass out (a.k.a. "saturation"), and test their noise tolerance right after each drink. This way, you can also keep answers from participants who had to catch a plane in the next two hours.
Posted by Yudith on 02/19/20 at 05:55 AM
ges: not enough. Clearly.

Phideaux: I've always said that Martini is not the plural but the genitive: it's not two Martinuses, but the drink of Martinus. Yes, I'm a pedantic sod.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/22/20 at 04:09 PM
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