Do Animals Get Drunk?? - #0.2

Let Me Clarify: Do Animals Get Drunk?? - #0.2

Do bees like a good brew?  What insect is a junkie?  And, where does eye color come from?  Biology expert Sally Le Page has the answer to the most stupid scientific questions Gus can dream up.

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  • D3athAngel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    That's what happens when you have


    Prohi-bee-tion.

  • adoorable_door FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chromophobic

    1 month ago

    Imagine if humans were good at taking it in. A night out would cost $1000 lel

  • Casey_of_G FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    now it makes perfect sense why my "blue" eyes sometimes look gray or green!  excuse me while i go tell everyone i know

  • Daniel6231 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Denny Fuhkous

    1 month ago

    So, is she saying that all blue eyes are just the lack of melanin? structure makes it blue, but if melanin is present, then its darker?

  • ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x6

    1 month ago

    The blue eyes and blue feather information is fascinating as a blue eyed person with a mass of blue feathers because of costuming.  

  • Helegad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So, in regards to Gus's question we have the answer, yes, animals can get drunk, but he also was thinking about drugs at the time. I heard a story of a wildlife preserve near my hometown which housed a monkey (not sure what breed) that was a junkie. His poison of choice - Cane Toad venom. Cane toads secrete the substance from their skin which apparently is a lethal toxin, but also can be a hallucinogen. I have read conflicting articles about it, but this is just the story I heard.

    The monkey would catch a cane toad and keep it with him at all times. When he was eating, he would keep the toad under his foot. When he wanted a dose, he'd give the toad a little lick. Self administering, never over dosing. He kept such a tight hold on the toads that they'd eventually starve to death. Then he'd just find a new toad.

  • johnshortcut

    1 month ago

    I mean, how DRUNK do you have to BEE?


    In all seriousness, I'm liking this show quite a lot, it does bring up some interesting points!! I'd definitely love to see more of these and, if possible, have the viewers submit questions so you can have more ideas to work with. Keep it up, y'all. <3

  • pabrena FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    blue are not blue. God help me

  • Dchil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    My one complaint with episode 1 was the abruptness of the sound effects. This episode showed it getting better. I think they could be a little more streamlined into the show but otherwise they are good.


    Other than that some viewer questions would be nice and maybe a panel style show. But if you can't get the scientist person in then what can you do?

  • Funyuns FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Will viewers ever get to submit questions?

  • SnorlaxUsedRest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    As someone who is Red/Green color blind, and possibly blue/green as well, I've always found how people perceive colors and so interesting. On top of it I have hazel colored eyes so they switch between hews of green and blue, so I'm told, depending on what colors are around me, and I always wanted to figure out what colors look like to others. Like, the idea of "soul staring" makes no sense to me because to me someones eyes are either flat green, brown, really light blue or really dark blue.

  • sortacrazi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Hire her so you can start another podcast all for science!

  • Heartbreak-Pudding FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    i saw a documentary one time about cane toads and how they have poisonous skin but dogs would take a little lick of them because they would get high off the toad juice 

  • chasepat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Patrick

    2 months ago

    I really wanna like this because Sally is an awesome personality and super intelligent but i think that logistically this current set up doesn't work. Between the little bit of delay and the one on one aspect i don't think it works as well as her being on the podcast. I hope they work on it though. I think the concept is good and execution just needs some work. If it developed into it's own show with new personalities in the UK that ask her questions like this it would be great. 

  • LonktothePast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    One of the best new shows, soooooo so so good. I like the lengthy explanations that go beyond the surface details simply to shove more questions in. Two questions, two very satisfyingly thorough answers. Heck yeah!

  • Tabes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    "Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.. This is what I'm here for.. I've served my purpose.." ahahahahhaha

  • Der_Werwolf_93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Damn, bees are pretty brutal.  gus

  • aussieaussieaussieoioioi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Hey Gus, reindeer eat magic mushrooms to get high, and, since the psychoactive chemicals pass through their bodies mainly intact, people follow the reindeer around and drink their urine to get the same effect.

  • GoofOff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    poor bees, most only live a couple of weeks, and the first time they come back from the bar they get their head ripped off.  public service announcement for the bees: DON'T EAT FRUIT AND FLY, OR ELSE YOUR FRIENDS WILL TAKE YOUR WINGS. 


    ps, Sally,  you reminded of doctor who, can you say "wibbly wobbly timey wimey....stuff"  when talking about approaching light speed, or massive gravity wells?

  • calvcoll FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    My favourite video with a drunk animal, is a drunk snail on an old british tv show nationwide 

  • Requi3m_Toxicity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Requi3m Toxicity

    2 months ago

    i love watching this always love learning really just odd facts. also i know that horses will sometimes chew on things and it makes them produce a chemical similar to getting high. i see teeth marks on the wooden fences all the time with my horses and they are basically hurting their teeth to have a mind altering affect.

  • beakedporpoise FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    that was awesome. i still want to party with bees, that'd be pretty rad. and Sally seems almost like a girl version of doctor who cause she's absolutely lovely!

  • theodorex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    made this comment on the youtube version that imo they should fly Sally in for a week & bang out as many eps as possible & release them slowly. 

    • eunsicker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      The conversation would be so much better in person without the awkward pauses due to video chatting. And the sound, as the difference between their mics is kind of distracting. Hopefully she's planning to be back in the US soon and they can put it into her schedule.

  • FlamingIceGiant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    That blue isn't blue thing is pretty crazy and extremely fascinating.

    • GinjaNinja23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Oh no! Its that fucking dress all over again!

  • Lasor

    2 months ago

    That eye colour knowledge was awesome! I had no idea  benson

  • Afroclown FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Why are some animals warm-blooded and others cold-blooded? And where does the heat required in warm-blooded animals come from?

    • Nicowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Warm-blooded animals (endotherms) maintain their body temperature internally, with heat generated from their metabolism (metabolising sugars and fats, for example). This is why mammals and birds need to eat frequently, whereas reptiles can go months without food, as they require far less energy to regulate their body temperature.
      Some animals generate more heat due to the way they digest their food. Hindgut fermenters, such as horses and rhinos, generate a lot of heat as their food ferments in their intestines. 
      Body temperature is also regulated by insulation (fat, blubber, fur), shivering, sweating, panting, and behavioural responses such as seeking shade or huddling, among other things.
      Endothermy requires a lot of energy, but means that the body is kept at a stable temperature, allowing for optimum conditions for enzyme function.
      Ectotherms absorb heat from their environment (basking in the sun, on hot rocks), which greatly reduces their energetic needs, but restricts the way they can live day-to-day. Reptiles which are too cold are unable to move as quickly to catch food, and even if they did catch it, they may feel too cold to eat it anyway. They also cannot easily colonise colder climates without massive compromise.
      Evolution just took a few different paths.

  • latsomfaen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    humans livers doesn't process alcohol as well as other animals


    so i guess at some point in our evolution we where as good as other primates to process alcohol but the ones that got drunk faster produced more offspring? or since humans drinks so much alcohol will we become better at processing it?

    • GoofOff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      i cant tell you about the past, but it is feasible that with the transition from hunter/gatherer society to agricultural, we had less need for a resistance to the effects of fermented sugars, but keep in mind we are also carnivorous, and may not have developed a strong resistance.  Pure carnivores may also be poor at processing fermented sugar as normally it has no bearing on their ability to survive to generate offspring, but that is just me spit-balling a hypothesis.   this leads to into your second question,  "will we become better at processing it?"  If this ability was somehow leads to generating more offspring, or is present in those that do generate more for other advantageous reasons, then it MAY happen.  the easiest example i can think of is the polar bear - a mutation occurred in the bears offspring that resulted in a white fur, when hunting those whose fur acted as camouflage were more successful hunters than those with brown or black fur, in the snowy/arctic environment. 

       for humans, we have risen to shape our environment to suit ourselves, rather than the environment shape us to live within it.  Personally i see evolution in humans at a standstill, as there are few factors that control who will or will not have offspring, as to pass on specific traits/mutations. RT did a short a long time ago where Shannon claimed he traveled backwards in time, and everyone looked like tigerwoods(i think?). that was an actual theory a long time ago how human evolution is narrowing to common traits that we find attractive, up to the point everyone really does look the same.  Evolution is a terrific subject, if you talk to the person they could go on for days.

       

  • Alysusername FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love this show.  I think the only thing that would make me love it more would be if it was longer and maybe had some guests of other employees.

     I love how Sally Le Page explains things.

  • MartyGras2

    2 months ago

    Keep these coming.  Love Let Me Clarify.

    Wow.  Bees take being drunk very seriously.  

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kupo!

    2 months ago

    Hey bees, maybe you wouldn't be endangered if drinking wasn't a criminal offense.

  • DungusMcBrungus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    This is the show Rooster Teeth needs. Please keep it up! Sally is the best

  • EmilyHolden1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love how excited she is about science, this show is awesome I'm learning so much

  • malebolgia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    How can someone from the UK not know that iconic album cover and the band that made it?!? Duh Sally. Pink Floyd. Just kidding. We'll let you off with a warning (this time) - Good save Gus!  simple_smile

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kupo!

      2 months ago

      I would say Pink Floyd is probably as famous here as they are in the UK

  • DiegoMorales FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diego Morales

    2 months ago

    I'm loving this show! One thing I love from the podcasts and hope you integrate into the show is different people asking questions. I love how Gus responds but when Brandon is around it gets to another level

  • B0r1ng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Dammit, my love for Sally keeps getting bigger with every every new episode.

    • DiegoMorales FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diego Morales

      2 months ago

      Dude, tell me about it. Now we find out she's a ginger?! Love x 100000 <3

  • JumpingJellyShellyBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Sally's excitement about science is adorable. 

  • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

    2 months ago

    Still really think that this series would do better with being more scripted explanations rather than just things as she thinks of them after hearing the question. As it is, it feels more like a podcast question and conversation, which isn't bad, but also isn't as directly informative and doesn't necessarily answer the question well. It's a decent show, but it doesn't have the direct explanation and examples that make for a good, informative science show. I might give it a couple more episodes before I decide to give up on watching it, but so far even loving science and miscellaneous information as much as I do, it's really not catching my attention as a show I'm interested in watching frequently.....

  • kiraraneko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ms. obsessed

    2 months ago

    I think it's worth pointing out that animals DO have a lot of diversity within species, but we as humans aren't able to recognize it. Humans know our own species very well, thus we are easily able to pick out features like hair color or accent or body type to distinguish between ourselves. Animals are able to do this between each other as well, though they might better perceive differences as vocals, smell, or movement versus color, because humans are very vision and color-based whereas other animals are not.

  • AMC427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    So if our eyes only reflect a certain color of light, ex: blue does that mean that the rest of the light is being absorbed? Does different eye color change the sensitivities to light?

    • JumpingJellyShellyBean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Melanin gives better protection from the sun. So brown eyes, which have more melanin are less sensitive to light than eyes that are blue, green, or grey. As far as I know there isn't a great deal of sensitivity difference between the lighter colors. 

  • YoungMonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PolyglotChimp

    2 months ago

    This one-on-one thing really doesn't work well. People loved Sally on the podcasts because she was giving real-time feedback to the people on the show. This one-on-one thing feels sort of forced, and while Gus and Sally may be enjoying it, the content feels stilted. It would be nice to see a more natural integration of these segments in the actual podcast.

    • agent_derpalina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I think the editing isn't helping it either. I think it seems forced because they cut down the conversation to 11 minutes which eliminates the natural feel of talking.

  • RTRAlan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    This show is TOO good, lol. Very few other times does 10 minutes pass by so fast. I could easily watch hour long episodes of this.

  • Cubbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love this show!

  • AnInconvenientlyLargeDragon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Science! 

  • SmilinProphet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love how excited she is when she explains the science! Love this show so far!

  • Quelsii

    2 months ago

    I love this show! Super interesting to hear what Sally has to say on those "silly" questions.
    Especially as a biology student, who is quite interested in evolutionary biology, I'm fascinated! :)

  • aisultan1996 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I mean all I can say is I wish this was a proper long podcast with Sally and RT people :3

  • Cak3y FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I definitely enjoyed this episode a lot more than last weeks', glad you took the feedback on board. Could we start a thing like in Always Open where we can send in questions for you to ask Sally?

    • mummyfrog FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Team RWBY

      2 months ago

      I think Gus said last week that they were going to start accepting user submitted questions.

  • ghostmonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    more of this please.

  • the_bocor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    In agreeing with many of the below comments, if you can find a way to have this in more of a podcast format, it'd be terrific. The thing that's most lacking is her wonderful personality that she brought onto the podcasts.

  • MilesTheGreat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zinc Saucier

    2 months ago

    I'm not a huge fan of the one-on-one format but I'm liking it none the less