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Death By Lens Flare

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Kyle Hill over at Scientific American’s Overthinking It blog breaks down what would happen if viewers drank a teaspoon of alcohol every time a lens flare appears on screen in Star Trek Into Darkness:

With so many lens flares, you’d be sipping on your drink about eight times per minute. At this rate, neither men nor women would make it out alive. But because body weight plays a big role in [blood alcohol content], men would at least make it past the first act before their breathing fails. Men make it 85 minutes before trekking into darkness while women only make it about half that. That’s what happens when you beam over five liters of alcohol into your system.