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Water on the brain

Clearly having nothing better to do, University of Bristol experimental psychologist Peter Rogers measured the accuracy of volunteers on a simple prompted button push test before and after they drank cups of cold water.

Those that felt thirsty and had a drink of water did better than those who stayed thirsty, but those who weren’t thirsty and had a drink did worse.

The groundbreaking conclusion is that drinking when your thirsty is good, but drinking when you’re not causes confusion. Presumably because you’re sat there thinking “why did I do that, now I have to go to the loo.”

So if in doubt maybe wait until after the tricky technical bit before you have a drink. Not too long though, as dehydration causes even greater disorientation.

BIKEmagic would like to apologise for the crushing dissapointment caused to anyone expecting useful information from this story, but regret they cannot reimburse them for time wasted or any effect on their quality of life. Hopefully Jon’s weather will be along to save us soon.


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