Friday, May 23, 2014

Drunk fish turn into leaders

Remember following bold (drunk) friends when you were in college?  Now we know it wasn't your fault, the same thing happens to fish so it's probably hard-wired into your brain.

A new study found that drunk fish swam faster and more erratically, and sober fish followed them.  It is like [that the fish's drunk behavior] is perceived as a boldness trait, thus imparting a high social status,” lead researcher Maurizio Porfiri, an associate professor at New York University Polytechnic Institute of Engineering, told Discover Magazine.
And I thought people followed me just because I was such a natural leader.

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