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Beer-glass shape alters people’s drinking speed
啤酒杯形狀改變喝酒速度

A wheat beer, left, in a wheat beer glass and a glass of beer printed with the words “Wembley final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Muenchen” are pictured in this combination photo in Germany on May 17.
這張攝於德國的拼圖照片,是裝在小麥啤酒杯的小麥啤酒(左)與一杯玻璃杯上寫有「Wembley final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Muenchen」字樣的啤酒。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

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 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. However, for the beer drinkers there was a large difference between the two groups. While it took around seven minutes for people drinking from a curved glass to polish off their half pint, it took 11 minutes for those drinking from a straight glass.

(Liberty Times)

玻璃杯形狀,可能是你去酒吧時最不會想到的事情,不過布里斯托大學研究人員認為,啤酒杯形狀影響喝酒速度。

這份研究顯示,人們用有弧度的酒杯喝酒時,會比用直線條的酒杯時喝得快,他們認為,彎曲的玻璃器皿對放慢步伐帶來更大挑戰。

一百五十九名參與研究的男女,被拍攝喝軟性飲料或啤酒時的畫面,玻璃杯裡都放大約半品脫的液體,不過有些酒杯是直線型,其他則是非常有曲線。

喝軟性飲料的時間沒有差別,用直線型或曲線型玻璃杯喝,大概都花了七分鐘喝完。不過喝啤酒時,兩組就有很大的區別。用曲線型杯子喝的人,花大約七分鐘把半品脫喝光光,用直線型杯子的人花了約十一分鐘。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. alter v.

改變 (gai3 bian4)

例: We’ve had to alter some of our plans.

(我們必須變更一些計畫。)

2. shape n.

形狀 (xing2 zhuang4)

例: The mountain is in the shape of a turtle.

(這座山外型像一隻烏龜。)

3. pace oneself v. phr.

放慢步伐;慢慢來 (fang4 man4 bu4 fa2; man4 man4 lai2)

例: No more soup, thank you. I’m pacing myself so that I have room for a dessert.

(不要再給我湯了,謝謝。我要慢慢吃,這樣才有肚子吃甜點。)


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