Fruit Flies Seek Out Alcohol

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•08 Feb 21, 2012

An Emory University study published in the journal Current Biology shows that common fruit flies often seek out fermented fruit for nourishment in order to self-medicate against the threat of deadly parasitic wasps. What do you think?

  • “That’s fine, as long as they’re not flying anywhere for awhile.”

    Arturo de Sá –
    Dresser Tender

  • “I'm sure at least some of those flies also drink because of their crippling depression.”

    Susan Hall –
    Spice Cleaner

  • “That’s bullshit. Any time I’ve lobbed fireworks at a wasp nest, being drunk never protected me.”

    Brian Matthews –
    Grip Assembler