Flashback Friday: Ever wonder why bars get so loud?

Have you ever wondered why bars and parties tend to get louder and louder as the evening progresses? Is it just alcohol-fueled enthusiasm, or is there a physiological explanation? Perhaps drunk people just need to be yelled at? To test the latter idea, scientists tested participants’ hearing before and after getting drunk. And lo and behold, the results showed that consuming alcohol not only blunts the pain of a broken heart, it also deadens one’s hearing. The authors go on to suggest that s

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