Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday Feature: Drunk Monkeys!


...The study, recently published in the journal Methods, also found that booze affects monkeys much the same way it affects people.

"It was not unusual to see some of the monkeys stumble and fall, sway, and vomit," Chen added. "In a few of our heavy drinkers, they would drink until they fell asleep."

Lower-ranked monkeys and males tended to drink more overall, but certain individuals consistently drank more than others, regardless of status or housing conditions...


See full article at Discovery.com (via Boing Boing)

7 comments:

Jeanz said...

"In yet another study, the scientists gave a group of male monkeys 24-hour access to the beverage dispensers."

I always suspected I'd have more fun as a monkey, and now I know for sure. But hey - how come only the males got the 24-hr access?! Friggin' patriarchy, always taking all the cool shit.

The Old Dog said...

Jeanz, they're still guys! Of COURSE we're going to give them the cool stuff. What is it about this patriarchy that you don't understand?

I can't wait to tell the guys at the next Patriarchy meeting about this!

Jeanz said...

Ooh, can I come to the meeting? I'll bring brownies. NO, wait! I'll bring Francheezies! Then will you let me have some alcohol?

edP said...

Is Francheezies code for something?

It reminds me of that unreleased floating Basement gem: Smagma Carta

DC Liar said...

Patriarchy, booze, AND frankencheezies?

I'm so in.

F1.4 said...

Drinking a beer right now, and I figre if I drink enough I'll stop caring about being "lower ranked".

Michael K said...

The lower ranked monkeys drinking more made me think of one of the best lines in a song ever. The Replacements once quipped, "The rich are gettin' richer. The poor are gettin' drunk." Nice to know that our monkey brothers are no exception to this rule.