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Drunk Monkeys – Further Proof of Evolution?

Chimpanzees in West Africa like to drink about as much as humans do. While it’s not certain why the chimps drink, it is an interesting phenomenon.

Palm alcohol is made from the fermented sap of the raffia pine, grown in areas of West Africa. When villagers tap the trees and set up buckets, similar to the early stages of making maple syrup, the chimps take notice. Once humans are not in the area, the chimps return to drink the sap.

You Won’t See A Chimp At The Liquor Store

Like some Caribbean primates who steal tourists’ leftover bottles and drink what’s left, the chimps are drinking the sap being tapped from the palms. The sap has an alcohol level of about 3%, equivalent to a light beer. But, left for a few days the sugars in the sap will ferment raising the alcohol level to about 7%. Taking into account the alcoholic makeup of the sap and the size of chimps, they drink the equivalent of a bottle of wine.

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6 Summery Sparkling Cocktails

Summer is here and that means it’s a good time for refreshing cocktails. What’s more refreshing than chilly bubbles?

A glass of white, bubbles or none, is always a refreshing choice but this summer try a sparkling wine cocktail while sipping outdoors.

6 Sparkling Wine Cocktails To Make

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Wine And The Elderly

Not As Good As Previously Thought?

Research has shown the benefits of moderate drinking for the elderly but more recent findings show that gender may play a role in just how healthy this practice is.

What Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

Moderate consumption is defined as two drinks for men, one for women, daily. And while many bars and restaurants ignore the actual size of these servings, medical practitioners stick to the following guidelines

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