happy st. patrick’s day!

st patrick's day darth vader guinness

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speaking of getting liquored up…

total adult (15+) per capita consumption, in liters of pure alcohol in 2005:

national iq (lynn & vanhanen 2006):

bottoms up!

More Intelligent People Are More Likely to Binge Drink and Get Drunk

but inductivist found that alcoholics are more likely to have a low iq.

update 02/21: see also Americans Not Drinking Enough Alcohol @al fin.

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crazy cheeseheads!

that’s it. i’m movin’ to wisconsin! the state in the union with the best (imho) bars-to-grocery stores ratio. who needs food anyway?! (except for cheese, of course.) (click on image for LARGER version. source.)

guess that explains why wisconsin is (apparently) our national champion in binge drinking (source):

(*hbd chick stirs up a pitcher of long-island ice-tea*)

here’s mud in ur eye! (~_^)

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linkfest – 02/13/11

Scientists discover how to make squids go completely berserk – w/an aggression-triggering pheromone. similar pheremone and angry reaction previously found in fruit flies. (u gotta follow that second link just to see the great photo!)

The Ultimatum Game – from dennis mangan @altright

The Illustrated Guide to Epigenetics

In Search of Alcoholism Genes – via steve sailer

The Development of European Eye and Hair Color – from fjordman

Junk food diet linked to lower IQ – study

Australopithecus afarensis bone could change story of human evolution – A. afarensis spent most of its time walking, instead of climbing trees like chimps.

Does Pregnancy Make You Nationalist? – @altright

Swedish genes similar to Brits and Danes: study