Many humans are known for going on drunken binges, but wild chimpanzees may also be alcoholics, according to new research, which found the animals going out of their way to get drunk on palm wine in West Africa.
As kids get older, they may develop a curiosity for the glass of wine that's in mom or dad's hand, and ask for a sip now and then. Though in their younger years they not have a taste for it, a new study shows that kids who "sip" alcohol may be more likely than their peers to start drinking earlier.
You might just be hearing about it, as news outlets across the globe are hastily picking up a stunning story about a drunk gorilla who sucker-punched a nature photographer right in the noggin during a visit to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. There's just one problem with this tale. According to experts, the gorilla couldn't have possibly been drunk.
Teenagers are reportedly putting Burt's Bees lip balm on their eyelids to enhance their overall inebriated experience.
A single serving of wine may be enough to make drivers 55 or older a dangerous threat on the road, a study suggests. In younger adults, researchers found alcohol consumption did not affect their measured driving skills at all. For the older drivers, the small, legal levels of intoxication did affect their driving.