Okay - this cracked me so I had to share. Via Earth Magazine ...
I have to confess though - I am an outlier. I am a geologist but I don't like beer. Shush! Don't tell the AGU.
When the GSA met in Utah for the first time since 1975, I found it pretty funny to watch the herds of geologists wandering around the streets of Salt Lake trying to find a bar (they were "private clubs" and you had to be a member to be allowed in to drink - alcohol laws were very weird then). Things loosened up considerably by the 2005 meeting, though the liquor laws are still pretty odd there.
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