The Buffalo Theory
Achtung, Englisch! In einer Folge der US-Amerikanischen Sitcom ‚Cheers‘ sitzt Cliff an der Bar und beschreibt seinem Kumpel Norm die ‚Büffel-Theorie‘ (engl.: Buffalo Theory). Niemand hat das Konzept zuvor besser erklärt:
Well you see, Norm, it’s like this: A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo and when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural
selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive drinking of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer
eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.