From the June 1979 magazine.

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Wine, Woman, and Hair

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA--A hairy chest is a sign of a man who knows how to hold his liquor, a Vienna doctor told a conference on wine and health. Men with hairy chests get drunk less easily than their smooth-skinned, hairless brothers, Dr. Heribert Thaler, a specialist in internal medicine, said.

Women, for some medically unknown reason, can drink only one-third of a man's daily limit before they begin to...

-- Reuters