Watching fictional characters drink alcohol may trigger an immediate desire to do the same, Dutch researchers said after observing college men raid a refrigerator full of free beer while viewing “American Pie 2.”
When we did that at university, we didn’t try to call it a “research project”, we just called it “Tuesday night”.
Engels and other researchers recruited 18- to 29-year-old college students, asking them to bring a friend. They supplied 40 pairs of students — 80 men in all — with free nuts, potato chips and a refrigerator stocked with beer, wine and soda within arm’s reach.
And calling it a research project … means you can obtain government funding for the beer. Ta-da:
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research funded the study together with STAP, the National Foundation for Alcohol Prevention.
Dutch taxpayers – this is where your tax dollars are going. What are you waiting for? Call up NOSR and demand that they give you free beer as well!