Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Hangovers Hurt - It's Official!

Hangovers Hurt - It's Official!Tis the season to be pissed, la la la la la la la la la.

In the run up to Christmas we all over do it a bit, don't we?

Nanny is aware of this, and wants to help.

To this end she spent £40K of our money on commissioning a team of academics to prove what we already know, namely that excessive drinking gives us a hangover.

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University were given the grant to investigate "whether having an alcohol induced hangover impairs psychomotor and cognitive performance".

Apparently over 30 volunteers were asked to record how much they drank on a night out. The next morning they taken by taxi to a laboratory, where they were subjected to a range of tests along with an equal number of volunteers who had drunk no alcohol.

Quel surprise!

Nanny found that the volunteers with hangovers performed poorly compared with their abstemious colleagues. They also had worse co-ordination, were more likely to feel tired and had trouble concentrating.

The study was paid for by the Alcohol Education and Research Council (AERC).

Dr Frances Finnigan, the psychologist who led the study, said:

"The message is, if you drink heavily the night before the chances are you will be impaired the next day at some level."

No kidding!

Money well spent!


  1. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Does anyone know who hands out the grants for this sort of study? I will be in need of some easy cash after Xmas, and this sort of thing seems ideal :)

  2. Look next for studies that will prove that sexual intercourse creates babies and that overeating causes gastrointestinal distress. It's not the knowledge gained from the study that matters, but the excuse to spend money on certain activites to "prove" well-known scientific facts.

    How about a study to prove that university researchers are unemployable in any useful or profitable field?

  3. Reminds me of the recent study by researchers in the UK of what people do in coffee shops. Think it cost us around £150,000, if I recall correctly.

    The findings were that people drink coffee!! Wow, didn't know that, did you???

  4. Spiv,

    The coffee shop study was recently featured on this site


  5. Sorry Ken, my senior (that's not a banned word yet, is it?) moment today. I saw it on a news article on the BBC a few weeks ago.

    Still does not take away the fact that this country is not only disappearing 'up' the PC void, it is also guilty of causing huge, reckless and unnecessary Government wastage and spending.

  6. Anonymous12:57 AM

    $40,000 to tell people what they already know. Man, these guys are on a good wicket. Laughing all the way to the bank.
    [walks off shaking head and muttering to self]