January 19th, 2015
Episode 86 of 457 episodes
A group of researchers studying the effects of alcohol on speech decided to get some birds drunk. They divided a group of zebra finches - birds that learn and produce sounds similar to humans - into two groups. One sipped pure juice and the other a mixture of ethanol and juice. The results may shock you. Or not. Jeff and Anthony wonder how a group of researchers can spend grant money intoxicating birds, and why the fact that they slur their tweets is news to anyone.