Drunken Male Flies Act Remarkably Like Drunken Humans

Drunken Flies get Hypersexual

Sadly, for those poor males, “alcohol had little effect on mating in female fruitflies.” Seeing no drunken female flies making out with each other, the males flies resort to chasing each other around in circles, trying to mate with “anything with wings.”

Also unfortunately for those flies, the drunken stupor also induces another parallel with drunk humans, as “their rates of successful copulation declined after getting tipsy…”

And with that interesting science fact of the day, I’m off to visit my mice in the animal house.