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Can Alcohol Make Objects Attractive, Too?

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Research suggests that when we drink alcohol, our “beer goggles” make inanimate objects more pleasurable to the eye, in addition to the average person.

Researchers from the Medical Council on Alcohol gave participants either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. They asked the participants to rate the attractiveness of pictures of faces and pictures of various landscapes (mountain ranges, etc.) Researchers found that the alcohol drinkers rated both the faces and the landscapes as being more attractive than the people who weren’t drinking.

This study offers a fascinating insight into how alcohol can affect our judgement. It shows that alcohol makes us find scenic views more pleasurable, but could this effect be shown on benign, everyday items too?

Let’s find out together: Scroll down, and you’ll see that we’ve posted five pictures of unremarkable, everyday items. Look at these pictures and rate how attractive you find each of them (either high, moderate or low.)

Then unwind and take a few minutes to indulge in your alcoholic drink of choice. Then, scroll even further down and rate how attractive you find each object (again either high, moderate or low.)

Ready? Here are five pictures to view completely sober.

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

Alright, so now go and take a few shots of the good stuff. You feeling good? Alright, now scroll down and rate the same pictures in attractiveness now that you’re intoxicated.

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

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How Attractive Do you Find This Object?

So, did you find these totally normal, bland, everyday objects any more attractive? Post in the comments below!

Ryan Trickey is a freelance writer for Weekend Collective and performs stand-up comedy in Kansas City, Missouri.


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