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The Buffalo Theory

I usually try to explain the Buffalo Theory to my mates, while drinking some whisky.  However, Cliff Clavin allegedly explains it better to his buddy Norm, one afternoon at Cheers:
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."
This has been falsely attributed to a conversation between Cliff and his buddy Norm in an episode of Cheers. Cheers was rated the worst premiere of its time but eventually had a run of 11 seasons.

Important dates: 30th September, 1982 (Premiere of Cheers)

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