Drunk Fish

Beer, History

I mean why not test the effects of being drunk on fish? It’s not like you’d get any free research subjects in humans to be drunk.

Apparently this study reveals that one drunk fish can have an impact on the whole school of fish. A slight drunk fish introduced back into the school of fish would swim faster and the entire school would speed up to stay in line with the drunk one. While a fish that was over the edge would swim slower and the school would slow down to accompany their fellow drunkard.

I’m not too sure what direct correlations you can take from this but I’m pretty sure it means it’s easy to coerce people into doing what you want when you’ve got a little liquid courage in you. The only problem is, it might not be exactly what you want if you’ve had a few too many…

More Reading:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acer.12432/abstract

Photo: Bob Jenkins

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