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(Telegraph) Scientists explain why the office party so often ends in embarrassment

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 9:00AM BST 11 Sep 2011 13 Comments

Scientists have unravelled why people embarrass themselves and behave badly at office parties.

It is an annual event that usually leads to red faces the morning after. Now scientists have come up with an explanation for why the office party is so often the cause of embarrassing and inappropriate behaviour.

Researchers have found that drinking in environments not normally associated with alcohol consumption can leave drinkers less able to control their behaviour.

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