Friday, March 16, 2012

Scientific Basis for Bar Flies

An acknowledged pest in bars and taverns, the fruit fly it seems has been driven to drink out of sexual frustration.

According to a group of scientists at the University of California San Francisco:

Sexually deprived male fruit flies exhibit a pattern of behavior that seems ripped from the pages of a sad-sack Raymond Carver story: when female fruit flies reject their sexual advances, the males are driven to excessive alcohol consumption, drinking far more than comparable, sexually satisfied male flies.

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