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Daemon
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A Chimp Walks into a Bar: Scientists Observe Apes Regularly Quaffing Booze

Monkeys in the wilds of West Africa routinely quaff a crude form of booze made from the naturally fermenting sap of palm trees, a team of scientists have found. “Some of the chimpanzees ... consumed significant quantities of ethanol and displayed ... More...
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The report states 51 drinks in 20 visits over 17 years and can't say for sure if booze was the attractant. Not a big habit but we everyone knows the buzz is what it's all about. Anxious
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:55:38 AM

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This is old news. I read about monkeys getting drunk and several other animals on The Smithsonian.com in 2011. It's really not so surprising.
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 5:21:57 PM

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“The habitual and voluntary consumption of ethanol has been documented until now, only in humans,” said Kimberley Hockings of Oxford Brookes University, one of the report’s co-authors.

This is rubbish! Elephants do it too, they travel for miles to reach fermented fruit.
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:23:05 PM

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So we must assume that drunken humans come by this trait, "honestly", right????
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