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On the ancient recognition of the problem of beer goggles

[Originally published at the now defunct group blog explananda.com]

Posted on April 28, 2006
Tags: aristotle
From the pseudo-Aristotelian Problems, Book XXX (on melancholics):
Wine also makes men affectionate; this is proved by the fact that under the influence of wine a man is induced to kiss one whom no one would kiss, if he were sober, either because of their appearance or their age.