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Drunk Fish Become Designated Drivers

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Drunk Fish Become Designated Drivers

Drunk zebrafish become hyperactive and zip about their tanks quickly, but they don't do it alone—they get sober fish to follow them. This ability to influence the behavior of others may occur because fish view those without inhibitions as leaders they can follow, Discovery News reports. The finding, published online this month in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, may be used to learn more about how drunk individuals can have detrimental effects in social environments, like convincing others they're able to drive after drinking.

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