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

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“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