Chatty Zebra Finches May Slur Their Speech When Drunk, But Then Again Who Doesn’t?

December 31, 2014 7:58 PM

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Well, they may not be the normal bar hoppers you're likely to spot out on New Year's Eve, but a new study shows that when zebra finches imbibe even just a bit, they won't likely pass a sobriety test no matter how high their tolerance. Spiking the drinks of the small Darwinian subjects, researchers with the Oregon Health & Science University found that after drinking even small amounts of liquor the birds were less inclined to fly around but certainly slurred their songs and chirps with a distinct drunken vibe.

Well, they may not be the normal bar hoppers you're likely to spot out on New Year's Eve, but a new study shows that when zebra finches imbibe even just a bit, they won't likely pass a sobriety test no matter how high their tolerance. Spiking the drinks of the small Darwinian subjects, researchers w...

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