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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#907034 added March 17, 2017 at 4:41pm
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Shrews and Booze
Shrews and Booze
- biology -

The nectar of the bertram palm (Eugeissona tristis) of Malaysia, Thailand, and Borneo naturally ferments to a 3.8% alcohol content. The pen-tailed treeshrew (Ptilocercus lowii) -- for which the nectar is a primary food source -- consumes daily an amount proportional to ten glasses of wine for a human. The shrews' specialized metabolism processes alcohol more thoroughly, preventing inebriation.


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