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Sex-starved fruit flies turn to drink

Old Mar 16th 2012, 5:21 am
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Forget nuclear fusion and the upcoming energy/ water crisis - this is exactly the sort of research scientists need to be focusing on.

"Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have mated freely, scientists say."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17357560
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
Forget nuclear fusion and the upcoming energy/ water crisis - this is exactly the sort of research scientists need to be focusing on.

"Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have mated freely, scientists say."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17357560
Says a lot about single blokes in the middle east doesn't it...
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I'm sure it probably applies to women as well- or maybe they just turn to chocolate and icecream...
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I envy these guys. Seriously, they are paid to take a piss all day, for years. I mean, can you imagine a morning staff meeting and one of the blokes says 'boss, for the next three months I will study sexual habits of fruit flies'. These guys have no budget, no schedule and no sales to make.
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What about those who have mated dearly?
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I do wonder what results they were hoping for and how they would then go and use the information collated.

And I wonder how many fruitflies were killed during the research-bloody hate flies, I'd have a morning at work with one of those insect zappers and wipe out a whole colony.
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What about those who have mated dearly?
They wake up in the morning a hangover and a chinese fly next to them and wonder what happened.

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
I do wonder what results they were hoping for and how they would then go and use the information collated.
It does make you wonder. I'm always curious as to who is paying for this research - Assuming they had to apply for funding, what did they claim the results would be used for?

I can only conclude that sex therapy massages will now be available at all AA meetings going forward.
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It does make you wonder. I'm always curious as to who is paying for this research - Assuming they had to apply for funding, what did they claim the results would be used for?

I can only conclude that sex therapy massages will now be available at all AA meetings going forward.
The research was carried out to determine the similarities between the behaviour of flies and of humans in similar situations.

When a male's sexual advances are rejected by a female, does the male turn to drink to lessen the feelings of disappointment?

Male flies - yes.
Male humans - yes.
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The research was carried out to determine the similarities between the behaviour of flies and of humans in similar situations.

When a male's sexual advances are rejected by a female, does the male turn to drink to lessen the feelings of disappointment?

Male flies - yes.
Male humans - yes.

Blimey, I could have told you that for free.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
The research was carried out to determine the similarities between the behaviour of flies and of humans in similar situations.

When a male's sexual advances are rejected by a female, does the male turn to drink to lessen the feelings of disappointment?

Male flies - yes.
Male humans - yes.
Where is the category of turning to drink after your advances were accepted?
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Blimey, I could have told you that for free.
Things doesn't sound too good for Mr Meow
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Things doesn't sound too good for Mr Meow
Ha ha! Mr Meow is happy enough, but I have turned a few men into alkies in the past...
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