Who would have thought it.... Alcohol makes you gay

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  1. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I had a bit of a LOL moment after reading this article

    Kind of funny really because I don't drink and constantly am referred to being gay for not drinking, now I have the evidence that proves the opposite is true. :cool:
     
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    Oh, now let's not start that discussion again... :D It's almost implying that the relative absence of inhibitions can begin to uncover otherwise nonexistent behavior. Strange that. How on earth could alcohol MAKE anyone gay? Sounds fishy.

    ~ CB :: snicker ::
     
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    I've always wondered why Drosophila is such a popular model for sexual behavior. Anyone know?
     
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    Oh good lord. So now I know what happened to me! :D
     
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    Cos they are easy to maintain, reproduce like crazy and genome is mapped.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If alcohol makes you gay then I'm as gay as they come!
     
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    We've got the C. elegans genome down and development mapped down to the cell, plus they reproduce like crazy, yet we don't touch them for these things. Too simple. Obviously, Drosophila is much more complex than a nematode, but I would have imagined this stuff would best be the province of mammalian studies.
     
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    I must be drinking defective booze then.







    *looks at bottle*


    Isopropyl? Isn't that the good ****?
     
  10. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Ah, the scientific explaination of the term gaysted.
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You fell in a vat of Johnny Walker Blue Label as a child Lee?

    Another principle factor is that gestation in mammals is far too slow compared to drosophila. They take up far too much time and money for initial investigations as Mydel pointed out. Getting ethics and biosafety approval to do experiments is mammals is also much harder. Any honours/grad student can breed and study many generations of drosophila without in depth, specialised training in animal handling or the need to have on call veterinary services. But you're right, replication in mammals (preferably humans) would be the gold standard, although a lot of the time ethics and/or biosafety approval isn't possible.
     
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    And here I thought banging my head too much as a kid turned me gay...now it's all the binge drinking?


    No wonder women's rugby is a hotbed of coming out...all that drinking after the socials must be what does it. ;-)
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Either that or something from Buffalo Trace. :)
     
  14. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    So the key to bagging a hot straight guy I have a crush on is to repeatedly get him drunk and desensitize him to my amorous behavior... ;) THANKS SCIENCE!
     
  15. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's science for you :D
     
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    Ah, Rugby socials... I can't wait for spring season...
    I think over half our women's team are couples...
    I think i'm ending too many of my sentences with periods...
     
  17. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    sex in c. elegans is really complicated. Not your familiar male female system.
     
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    do people actually spend research grants looking into this?
    wow. what a state of affairs.
     
  19. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    You're from Canada - you just wouldn't understand.

    Canada - Americas' Hat. :D j/k j/k

    So - now there is scientific evidence to show WHY the last time I got mega drunk, I woke up the next day with a sore @$$?

    And I thought it was all the bean burritos... :mad:

    On a serious note - I actually learned something today. I was completely unaware, that Gay Flies even existed.

    Seriously.
     
  20. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can see the test groups now.... Drink till you're gay
     
  21. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Wow, what a dumb study. Flies genetically modified flies turn gay from alcohol, so it means humans do too.. um, maybe they are just gay from the beginning and teh alcohol jus..... oh god, why do i even have to type this!!
     
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    Come on now everybody knows a straight guy turns gay after four pints of lager.:)
     
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    I could have told you that!

    The proof is in all the affection after 6-8 pints, especially on New Year's Eve :D
     
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    If not gay, then at least very "curious"… certainly correlates with my own intensive *ahem* field research. :p
     
  25. mpw Guest

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    I know, sad isn't it it.

    The article demonstrates the the male flies act amorously toward other male flies when 'drunk', which I'm sure makes for a great headline, but I wonder if there's any data that suggests they also go for the uglier female flies more too, what their regrets are the following morning, whether the gay flies also hit on females etc. etc.
     

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