Birds Placed in Drunk Tanks

In one of the most unusual nature stories of the year, the National Post reports that “after thousands of years of eating an ethanol-heavy diet, evolution long-ago killed off all the lightweights in the waxwing population, resulting in a bird with an unusually robust ability to hold its liquor.”  Turns out that birds and other mammals are commonly observed displaying the results of alcohol intoxication, leading to “drunken flying accidents” and moose who lose all normal inhibitions.

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