A new study has found that human ancestors evolved the enzymes necessary to break down ethanol and become tipsy about 10 million years ago, much earlier than previously thought, to help them eat rotting fruit when other resources were scarce. What do you think?


“Just imagine how annoying those lightweights were those first few hundred thousand years.”

George Baran • Magazine Recycler

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“Yeah, there’s nothing like a hunk of rotting fruit at the end of a long day of scavenging for scarce resources.”

Erik Lindstrom • Pen Supplier

“And here’s to another 10 million years of evolving to adapt to environmental poisons.”

Mary Custer • Menu Tester