Humans aren't the only mammals out there getting sloshed in the woods. Lyndzee dives into one of nature's most successful breweries and how one species of small mammal avoids getting a CWI (climbing while intoxicated) after lapping up too much of the libation.
Below are just a few articles from Lyndzee's "
dog town" research. They're full of awe and "DAMN THAT'S COOL" moments.
The articles supplement the more technical parts of the episode and I hope they help. One of my favorite parts of Nature's Beer Stein is the obvious climax when Rachel finally understands what's going on.
The Alcoholics of the Animal World
The Alcoholics of the Animal World. Zielinkski, Sarah, Smithsonian Magazine, Sept. 2011
Drunken Moose Ends up in Swedish Apple Tree
Drunken Moose Ends up in Swedish Apple Tree. Nyberg, Per, CNN, Sept. 2011
Treeshrew Sober Despite Drinking All Day
Treeshrew Sober Despite Drinking All Day. Moskowitz, Clara, LiveScience, July 2008
Chronic Intake of Fermented Floral Nectar By Wild Treeshrews
Chronic Intake of Fermented Floral Nectar by Wild Treeshrews. Wiens, Frank et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2008