Drunk gay flies

It seems like scientists at U Penn have a bit too much free time on their hands. They set up what they called a ‘Flypub’, and got the fruit flies drunk to see how alcohol (or its fumes in this case) loosened their sexual inhibitions. The male flies started hitting on each other and forming little conga lines after they were completely wasted. Some were passed out on the curb, others were zigzagging, just like in the pubs on the upper east side… As if this wasn’t enough embarrassment for the flies, they then proceeded to film it all and put it on YouTube for the whole world to see.

Read the article in New Scientist here.

Take a look at an impressive zoomed image after the jump.

drunk fruit fly

I wonder where they got those mini-pbr’s?

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