Posted by Matt on Wed, 07/13/2005 - 11:57pm.
Not surprised. As Saint pointed out in a long-forgotten thread, drunkenness has a lot to do with the volume of oxygen getting to the brain.

Why? Because alcohol is a sedative and, as it slows heart rate, it also slows respiration. So, assuming one's level of hydration is a constant, someone who lives at, say, 5000 feet will have a higher hematocrit than a comparable person living at sea level, which will obviously greatly improve their ability to respirate.

And I have an English Lit degree.
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