Bad news folks: if you like bitters or an IPA you may be a psychopath. Ok well, not necessarily. According to a recent study published by Appetite Magazine, bitter taste preferences are associated with malevolent personality traits, including antisocial or sadistic behaviors.
According to the study, there is “a robust relation between increased enjoyment of bitter foods and heightened sadistic proclivities.” Participants in the study were given questionnaires relating to Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, everyday sadism, and the other factors that make up personality; extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism. But you may just be an “everyday sadist,” meaning you love blasting video game characters to shreds, but let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy that?
Speaking of bitter, check out the sinfully delicious Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest. Now in its sixth year, this festival at the Expo New Mexico showcases the best in locally made treats with surprises along the way. Easter egg hunts and face painting for the children along with live music, chocolate-eating contests and cooking demos will put some sugar and spice into your weekend. Tickets are $10 for adults, $2 for children, or you could opt in for a weekend pass for only $15. Parking is $5 and the event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
If you find yourself looking up into the night sky, you may want to join The Albuquerque Astronomical Society’s star party. TAAS is holding a public party Saturday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Bachechi Open Space, at 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW. TAAS will provide a variety of telescopes for viewing the highlights of the early spring sky. Society members will be available to answer any questions you may have about these heavenly bodies. Red headlights or flashlights are encouraged to save your night vision for this free event.
Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals’ advanced biking “Breaking Bad” tour is not for the faint of heart. This 35-mile trek includes some of the iconic TV show’s locations like the White residence, Gus’ house, Jesse’s house, and more. The all-day trek from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday is $95 with bike rental or $90 if you bring your own bike. Spend an afternoon getting up close and personal with these famous ABQ backdrops while getting some exercise.
What are your plans for the weekend?