Getting Drunk — Not Just For Us Humans (NewScientist)

alcohol drink long-iland ice teaIt turns out that humans are not the only species who enjoy a drink at the end of the day; an observational study performed by a group at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom noted that chimpanzees will occasionally ferment and consume their own alcoholic beverages. A certain species of tree leaks an essential oil which, over time, ferments into a 3%-7% by volume alcohol which the chimps will then drink. The study even reported chimpanzees stumbling around in a drunken manner afterwards. Read the full study here.

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