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Boffins get fish drunk to prove what any bouncer already knows

Can fish get drunk? Yes, apparently. They’re more likely to become anti-social daredevils when the alcohol is mixed with energy drinks, according to a paper published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. A team of researchers discovered this when conducting experiments with zebrafish. They doped up a group of 192 zebrafish …
Katyanna Quach, 15 Aug 2018

Aussies' distinctive Strine down to drunk forefathers

Australians' distinctive accent – known affectionately as "Strine" – was formed in the country's early history by drunken settlers' "alcoholic slur". This shock claim, we hasten to add, comes from Down Under publication The Age, which explains: The Australian alphabet cocktail was spiked by alcohol. Our forefathers regularly …
Lester Haines, 28 Oct 2015

*HIC*... tweet: Sloshed birdsh shlur songs, boffins say

Pissed birds' songs become slurred in a similar way to that of humans' speech after a night on the sauce. That's the conclusion from brain boffins who studied zebra finches to try to get a better handle on the effects of alcohol on cognitive function. Little is apparently known about booze-related garbled speech. Researchers …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Dec 2014
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CRUNCH: 'Drunk' chap cuffed in high-speed car nookie prang rumpus

An Albuquerque man found himself on the wrong end of a cuffing on Monday after cops claimed he had been engaged in drunken rumpy-pumpy behind the wheel. Local police said he had jumped a red light, ploughed into another vehicle and then attempted to evade justice by hiding in a cactus bush. Police mugshot of Luis Briones …
Lester Haines, 30 May 2013
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RIM execs chewed through restraints after in-flight fracas

Two drunken RIM executives on a flight to China fought staff and then chewed through their restraints after being subdued, forcing the pilots to divert the plane. The two boarded a flight from Toronto to Beijing already drunk, according to documents obtained by CBC News, and proceeded to badger attendants for more booze once …
Iain Thomson, 11 Dec 2011
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Ofcom denies privacy to drunk-dial-and-drive trucker

The BBC was justified in broadcasting the unblurred face of a trucker who was pulled for being on the phone, and subsequently arrested for being drunk at the wheel, despite his right to privacy, Ofcom has ruled. The trucker alleges that an episode of Motorway Cops violated his privacy in showing him being pulled, arrested, and …
Bill Ray, 22 Nov 2011
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Acrobatic US driver in 85mph back-seat drunk sex prang

A court in Virginia must decide just whether it's actually possible to drive a car at 85mph while simultaneously engaging in drunken back-seat sex. The answer is yes, according to a plaintiff who's filed a claim at Fairfax County Circuit Court for $75,000 damages against the driver who allegedly piled into his vehicle in May …
Lester Haines, 20 Jun 2011
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DUI suspect was watching porn DVD

An Indianoplis man was pulled in by cops last week for drunk driving while watching porn. Actually, he was only charged with drunk driving – Indiana law not appearing to have a law governing the viewing of smut while hurtling down the highway while nominally in control of a tonne-and-a-half of car. At least not at the moment …
Joe Fay, 13 Dec 2010
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Imitate Real Ale quaffers, save the economy, says biz prof

Top economics'n'biz brainboxes, having performed a detailed analysis, have announced that the way for the UK economy to revitalise itself is for us all to emulate beer-swilling real ale drinkers. “The fact is that the business world can learn an enormous amount from our beer buffs," insists Professor Peter Swann of the …
Lewis Page, 22 Jul 2010
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Boozy chess grandmaster passes out mid-game

Roistering Russian grandmaster Vladislav Tkachiev, long famed as the Oliver Reed of the international pro chess circuit, reportedly passed out drunk during a tournament match in India and "had to be carried off". According to the Indian Express, grog-swilling brainbox Tkachiev - born in Russia but nowadays playing as a …
Lewis Page, 7 Sep 2009
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Spanish boy racer cuffed for snapping self on mobe

A Spanish youth is in a bit of bother with the powers that be after drunkenly snapping himself on his mobile while fishtailing his wheels round a roundabout and jumping a few red lights in the process. When coppers descended on 18-year-old Vigo lad "JCR" at 2.50am local time yesterday, he decided to make good his escape, only …
Lester Haines, 1 Sep 2009
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Drunk Swedish pastor woos Christians online

A Church of Sweden pastor faces possible expulsion from the ministry after drunkenly hitting a Christian online dating website and wooing women with chat-up lines such as "You look like a bearded lady". According to local paper Smålandsposten, the elderly and pensioned man of God told another woman down at 7EHimlen ("Seventh …
Lester Haines, 6 Apr 2009
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Oz MPs 'could be breathalysed'

New South Wales MPs "could be breathalysed before voting" following a series of incidents which have led to suspicions that the state's politicos are sometimes less sober than their jobs demand. According to the BBC, the idea gained much favour earlier this week when National Party MP Andrew Fraser - who'd earlier enjoyed the …
Lester Haines, 4 Dec 2008
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Drunken Brummie hack resigns on YouTube

Brummie hack Adam Smith earlier this week quit his post at the Birmingham Post and Mail, having evidently pondered his future at some length through the bottom a glass at an Obama victory bash in Florida. According to the Press Gazette, his former employer is "currently in the midst of a round of cost-cutting with many …
Lester Haines, 6 Nov 2008
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Drunken paedo commie exposed on internet

A Chinese government official has been sacked after photos and vid clips of him drunkenly trying to force an 11-year-old girl into the men's toilet of a Shenzhen seafood restaurant surfaced on the internet, Reuters reports. Lin Jiaxiang, former Communist Party chief and deputy director of the Shenzhen Maritime Safety …
Lester Haines, 3 Nov 2008
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Google takes aim at drunken messaging

The forward-thinking folks at Google have implemented a novel solution to prevent regretful drunken digital correspondence to friends, family, co-workers, and loved ones. Gmail engineer Jon Perlow is introducing Mail Goggles, a new feature that will tease the bean before ill-conceived late night and weekend emails can be sent …
Austin Modine, 8 Oct 2008
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NASHA ashtronauts too fly to drunk

What gives an astronaut the steely nerve and heroic confidence to ride on a burning canister of rocket-fuel beyond our earthly confines and into the great unknown? According to Aviation Week, the same thing that gives anyone else courage; booze. The publication claims NASA is set to release a study on astronaut health …
Austin Modine, 26 Jul 2007

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