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Boozy chimps back ‘drunken monkey’ idea of Man and Ape

Boozy chimps back ‘drunken monkey’ idea of Man and Ape

France 24 ^ | Staff

Posted on 6/10/2015, 11:27:07 AM by AngelesCrestHighway

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Wild chimpanzees enjoying opportunistic booze-ups on palm wine have helped shed light on a theory about evolution, scientists said on Wednesday.

Chimps in the west African country of Guinea discovered a free treat in raffia palms tapped by local people to extract a sweet, milky sap which then ferments into an alcoholic drink.

The apes scrunched up leaves in their mouths, moulding them into spongy pads that they then dipped into the sap-gathering container, which villagers attach to the tree near its crown.

Tests showed that the beverage’s alcoholic content varied from 3.1 percent to a whopping 6.9 percent, the equivalent of strong beer.

Some of the chimps went a little, well, ape……..MORE!!!!!!

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