Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
Damn...never knew beer drinking was so deep and complex. I can see myself tonight after my fifth Guinness...
HEY, LOOGIT ME! Ima [hic] Ima [hic] Ima f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-freakin' Scientits man [berrrrrrrr-AAAP!]
Funny you mention feeling like a scientist after drinking Guinness - a great study was done after a bar bet between two scientists at Cambridge (or was it Oxford? whichever) that bubbles go down
in Guinness. I'm sure many people lost betting against this, because it turns out it's true. The scientists determined that the different size of bubbles in Guinness, due to the fact that they are nitrogen rather than the usual CO2, means they don't have enough buoyancy relative to resist the down-current around the edge of the glass caused by upwelling in the center caused by carbonation.
I use this to explain to my wife why sitting in a bar shooting the s**t and quaffing beer is good for my science training.