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Fruit Bats Can Drink Humans Under the Table

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the drunk-as-a-Macroglossus dept.

Canada 4

garg0yle writes "It's known that animals in nature (including fruit bats) will seek out fermented fruit in much the same way humans seek out anything containing alcohol. But do they get drunk in the way that humans do? Researchers in Canada decided to find out, and the results were surprising. Even with enough alcohol in their bloodstream to make most humans wobbly-kneed, the bats were able to fly through an obstacle course without difficulty. From the article, 'the authors think that it is more likely that they are simply hard drinkers.'"

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Seems bats had an advantage (2, Funny)

sznupi (719324) | more than 4 years ago | (#31023342)

Next step: compare with Russians (but don't drink yourself like them, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Russia shows it's not good for you)

PS. why Batman isn't a heavy drinker, and from where he gets his stamina in such case?

this just goes to show... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31024586)

that with enough practice, no amount of alcohol will impair coordination. i, for example, can drink gallons of whiskey and still drive perfectly straight while texting and making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

That's it (2, Funny)

Snaller (147050) | more than 4 years ago | (#31026164)

I'm not drinking with Fruit Bats anymore!

umm.... title? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31032022)

Fruit Bats Can Drink Humans Under the Table ....what???

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