A new study has shown that bats can hold their own when it comes to getting wasted.
The idea behind it is that bats consume a lot of fruit and some of that fruit most definitely ferments, creating some natural sweet berry wine. To see how these little guys deal with natural predators slipping roofies into their meals, researchers from Canada decided to run a controlled test where a group of bats ingested sugar water that was spiked with 1.5% alcohol and the other group was sailing straight and narrow. The two groups were then sent through an obstacle course. As it turns out, due to bats having an alcoholic history of millions of years, the bats that consumed alcohol were not effected at all. Both groups made it through the obstacle course with the same amount of flying colours.
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