Drunk Birds Slur Their Songs Like Humans Slur Their Words

December 30, 2014 12:46 PM

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Humans aren't the only ones who slur their speech when they're buzzed. Scientists have discovered that drunk birds have the same problem. It turns out that zebra finches slur their songs when they're under the influence.

In order to test the birds, the researchers mixed a bit of juice with six percent alcohol. They then put this mixture in the birds' water bottles placed within the cages where the birds were housed. After drinking, the birds had blood alcohol levels that were .05 to .08 percent. While this isn't muc...

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