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Brooklyn bar Boobie Trap is offering a special for men with “man buns” to come in and cut them off in exchange for a free bottle of booze. Would you do it?

First of all, the bar is known for being purposely offensive, so it’s obviously not worried about hurting your feelings. Boobie Trap co-owner Kristen North told Brokelyn that she’s simply tired of all of the man buns she sees around the area. Although she says she doesn’t feel particularly strong about man buns one way or the other, I’d argue that you must have at least a somewhat poor opinion of them if you’re willing to exchange free booze for them. She says that if anyone would take her up on the offer, “We’d film the amputation and pin the bun up on the wall.”

Poor man bun wearers. Always getting a bad rap. What’s so wrong with longer hair on a man? Sometimes it works perfectly with his features. But hey, it is a free bottle.

In order to learn some of what the man bun population feels about this Boobie Trap deal, Munchies decided to interview a few of them. The general consensus was that most of the men would not chop off their hair for “a free drink.” I think somehow the message was lost along the way, because Boobie Trap is offering a free bottle. One man said a free beer wouldn’t be enough, but he’d “do it for free drinks all night.”

Another man bun wearer said he’d do it for family, but not for a bar. That’s a valid point. Maybe if some of these guys went into the bar and got drunk enough, they’d do it on the spot. I could see it happening.

One of the interviewees said that he cut his bun off when he realized it didn’t look good on him, and that he did it for no prize at all. At least if you decide you want a haircut, you can do it there, get a free bottle of booze, and your man bun will live forever on the wall as a memory. It’s a win-win-win.

Sources: Brokelyn, Munchies / Photo Credit: Munchies, Boobie Trap Facebook via Brokelyn

Tags: bars, Boobie Trap, Booze, drinking, Man Buns
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Foursquare Will Help You Cope With Election Day

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In case you didn’t realize, Election Day is November 8, and it’s approaching fast. Whether you’re on one side or the other, you’re probably feeling pretty anxious about the outcome.

The best thing to do after voting is probably to stop and grab a drink. We’ll most likely all need one, and according to Huffington Post, Foursquare has us covered. The company has developed a map, from which you can enter your home address and then the map reveals all of the nearest bars. This should come in handy when you’re just too anxious to watch polling results and you need to take the edge off.

Currently, some states aren’t on the map yet, but don’t fret if this affects you. States such as Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire will be added once the polling data has been collected. You can count on Foursquare.

If you’re not sure about the company’s accuracy, you need only know that Foursquare, according to Wersm (We are Social Media), is “the number one social geo-localization service and as such it maintains a database of over 60 million venues.”

It works similarly to other crowd-sourced data sets, like Quora, Stack Overflow and Amazon in the way that it assigns “superusers” based on their actions and tenure on the app. This means that just as superusers are rewarded, malicious users are punished by the company. Because of the algorithms in place and the user accountability system, Foursquare’s “database is probably one of the most accurate crowd-sourced way[s] to locate any business in the world.”

Wow, that’s impressive. It also means that you can trust Foursquare to know your polling place and accurately provide you with that information. Once you’ve got that down, you can also count on the app to point out all nearby watering hole locations accurately. That should help you cope with the rest of your Election Day 2016, which will undoubtedly be a very bad day for about half of the United States’ population, whichever way it goes.

You better believe I’ll be doing my due diligence and researching where I’ll be going.

Sources: Huffington Post, Wersm / Photo credit: Buffalo Wild Wings/Instagram

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Do You Feel Drunker When Your Friends Are Drunk? There’s Actually A Reason For It

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Recent studies show that how drunk you feel while out with friends is relative. Meaning, if they’re pretty drunk you’re likely to feel pretty drunk as well, even if you’ve had only two drinks and they’ve been out all night.

BioMed Central Public Health conducted a twenty-four month study and a large scale street survey and found, based on the responses of 1,862 people at bars and pubs on Friday and Saturday nights that many drinkers evaluate their degree of inebriation based on those around them.

Four questions were used in the surveys to determine this: How drunk are you right now, on a scale of 1 to 10? How extreme has your drinking been tonight? If you drank as much as you have tonight every week, how likely is it that you will damage your health in the next 15 years (yikes)? And finally, if you drank as much every week as you have tonight, how high is the risk that you’ll have cirrhosis of the liver in 15 years?

Those are some tough questions for self-reflection. But blood alcohol content was also recorded, and that’s where we find our real answers.

According to Tasting Table, the results of the study showed that many of the people surveyed based their answers off of how they were feeling among their group, and answers reflected the overall level of inebriation of the group rather than on actual blood alcohol levels.

The study also suggests that if more sober people mingled around the bar scene on weekends, that the overall level of drunkenness would cool down. Care to test that out?

While the study needs further testing to really prove the hypothesis, the findings are fairly convincing. I’m hoping to read soon that the researchers have tried dispersing a vast number of sober people among the inebriated bar-goers on Friday and Saturday nights. Mostly, I’m interested in learning whether those sober people made everyone behave a little better, or whether the drunkenness rubs off on them, bringing the opposite effect of what’s desired. Either way, it’s sure to be a fun time. 

Sources: Tasting Table, BioMed Central Public Health Study / Photo credit: Mijin Park/Instagram

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