chimpanzee drinking parties

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Malcolm
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Post by Malcolm »

Are a thing. A thing you might not be alive without.
The all-too-human behaviour adds weight to the “drunken monkey hypothesis”, which states that natural selection favoured primates with a taste for alcohol, because it stimulated the appetite, helped them hunt for fruit and so boosted calorific intake.
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I think that's a stretch.
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There's also the theory that communal drinking parties facilitated diplomatic relations way, way back during early human civilization.
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