The Science of “Breaking the Seal”

If you like beer, and like it in large quantities, this might be a familiar scenario: You sit down at the bar, get a beer and drink it. You drink another one. Maybe a third. Things have gone well up to this point, but now you have to pee. So you go. Once you return to your seat and keep drinking, though, it feels like you’ve crossed a point of no return, and you have to pee again and again.

What’s happening here?

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    In short, alcohol makes you leaky. Physically, mentally, et al.
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    very imformative
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  7. idroolinmysleep said: The same mechanism must be at work for tea as well.
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    Mystery Solved!
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    this is so interesting! it’s also a good opportunity to mention that a former boyfriend used to think “breaking the...
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    Relevant to my existence.
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    this is pertinent to my interests
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    Mental Floss: explaining my entire life as usual