You know how you feel after a night of heavy drinking?  You wake up thinking, god, why? I prrobably killed a few brain cells I needed.  Or, maybe that's just me.

Popular Science now has the truth for us.  Scientists at the Bartholin Institute of Denmark compared brains of deceased alcoholics and nonalcoholics. They found the total number of neurons to be the same.  Yes, my friend, alcohol doesn't make you dumber.

Well, it doesn't kill brain cells.  What you do when you're drunk is on you, but it's not hurting the old brain.