Wednesday, October 1, 2008

News of the Weird: Wierd Science

In July, microbiologists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew subsists on a diet of fermented palm nectar that is roughly the equivalent of 100 percent beer. "They seem to have developed some type of mechanism to deal with that high level of alcohol and not get drunk," according to one researcher, who hoped further study could help with human cases of alcohol poisoning (and other rare instances in which people ingest alcohol for purposed other than getting drunk)

I was under the impression that just such a drunkenness neutralizing drug already exists. When I was going to school at Adams college, our fraternity Lamda Lamda Lamda participated in the Greek Games. During which my good friend Poindexter gave my other good buddy Takashi a pill that counteracted all effects of alcohol in his system during the big tricycle/beer chugging race. That was intregal in helping us beat the Alpha Betas thus giving us a seat on the Greek Council. At least that's the way I remember it.

never trust The Sober Brewer
Jerry Gnagy