Who’s says you can’t learn new things when you’re drinking? Time and again, when I make a point to remember the revelations experienced despite the buckets of booze in my system, chances are pretty decent I won’t forget.
For example: last night at trivia, a question we’ve had before reared it’s head.
Q: What type of bird is most commonly used as a state bird? It’s currently used by seven states.
I don’t know this. But I remembered it.
Just like I remember finding out that there’s a minor league baseball team in Albuquerque called the Isotopes. I did not previously know this, but I knew it had to be named after the team in The Simpsons. I did not remember that in one episode of the show, the home team was supposed to move to Albuquerque, but now I know via Wikipedia, and it makes their name choice that much less arbitrary and forgivable (sorry about the drunken tirade, Isotopes!)
Another thing I was forced to investigate after another drunken tirade was the notion of urinating on yourself after being stung by a jellyfish. Much debate was given on whether it had to be your pee, someone else’s pee, if it could be a beer piss, etc.
These are some facts things I discovered:
- Urine can help.
- Urine doesn’t do anything.
- Urine can make things worse.
Soooo… hopefully I won’t encounter any jellyfish when I vacation in Mexico later this year. Now I know that I don’t know anything for sure, but I probably wouldn’t let someone pee on me, or me on myself, just in case. I just hope I remember that when I’m on the beach – and drunk.