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Humans aren't the only ones who have the problem of driving drunk. Birds and bats sometimes get into some fermented fruit and end up too drunk to fly. But bats have discovered their own hangover cure!

Bats use what we humans call "the hair of the dog." In LiveScience.com, Charles Q. Choi says that bats have learned that if they eat the simple sugars found in fruit after getting "high" on fermented fruit, they get over the bad effects of the alcohol. Would eating fruit after a drinking binge work for humans too?

It's worth trying, next time you tie one on. Perhaps bar tenders should put out nice bowls of fruit, rather than peanuts, and urge everyone to eat some before driving home.

Art credit: freeimages.co.uk

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