Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Buffalo Theory

In one episode of 'Cheers', Cliff is seated at the bar describing the
Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm.
I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this.

'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 intake 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.'

Thanks Jim E.
I’m glad to now to understand it

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