31 August 2012 Last updated at 09:56 ET
Beer-glass shape alters people’s drinking speed – study
By James Gallagher
Health and science reporter, BBC News
The shape of your glass is probably the last thing on your mind when you are down the pub.
However, researchers at the University of Bristol believe the shape of beer glasses affects the speed people drink.
Their study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, suggests people drink more quickly out of curved glasses than straight ones.
They argue that the curvy glassware makes pacing yourself a much greater challenge.
A group of 159 men and women were filmed drinking either soft drinks or beer as part of the study. The glasses all contained around half a pint of liquid, but some of the glasses were straight while others were very curved.
There was no difference in the drinking time for soft drinks. People drinking from both straight and curved glasses finished after around seven minutes.
Read more at The BBC.
WUPN: The study didn’t discuss the Miller Lite Punch Top Cans. That may make you drink beer even faster.