Molecules in wine stimulate thousands of taste and odor receptors, sending a flavor signal to the brain that triggers massive cognitive computation involving pattern recognition, memory, value judgment, emotion and, of course, pleasure. What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate less gray matter than drinking wine. According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine "engages more of our brain than any other human behavior.
Some people really enjoy the feeling of being drunk, but hate having to do all that pesky drinking. Maybe they don't want the calories. Maybe they don't like the taste. Maybe they're in a hurry, and the normal metabolic process is a waste of time. Regardless, the lengths to which some will go to get their swerve on provides a unique and truly chilling look at humanity. It's Friday afternoon, you've made it through the long week, and it's time for Happy Hour , Gizmodo's weekly booze column. A cocktail shaker full of innovation, science, and alcohol.
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The man, the Jamaica Observer was told, is now suffering from serious injuries and mental trauma after the harrowing experience. A group of joggers reportedly found the victim naked, with his hands and feet bound, sitting on the sidewalk at the foot of the hill close to Perkins Boulevard. The man reportedly parked his car at a nearby apartment complex and was about to jog when a white car drove up with two armed men who held him at gunpoint.