Scientists have found out that whether if you’re a person or a bird, getting drunk acts the same for both. Oregon Health and Science University’s researchers fed juiced laden with alcohol to zebra finches in order to understand how their merry songs get affected by booze.
Just as expected, their songs depicted the tale of a person getting drunk in a bar and starting to sing. Their songs became a little less melodious after alcohol level in their blood reached 0.08 %. For curiosity, this is the same level that’s the legal driving limit for us in most states. The birds began to hum their songs in a mumbling fashion which is often what happens when we drink too much. They further stated that some parts of their songs were more affected by alcohol, indicating that alcohol affected the brain activity differently in different parts of the brain.
This research was aimed at understanding how our body processes alcohol because the way birds learn to sing and we learn to speak is quite similar.