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Fish are reckless when drunk, study finds


The effect of alcohol on humans is well-documented in academic research, anecdotal evidence and police reports, but what of the fish's inebriation I hear you cry?

Fortunately, given there is now a study for just about everything, we have some answers, after a research team from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's Dynamical Systems Laboratory conducted an experiment in which zebra fish were allowed to swim in a solution of ethanol.

The fish were put in tanks of varying dilution (0%, 0.25%, 0.5% and 1% ethanol), before being transferred into fresh water and monitored for how they interacted with sober fish.

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