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Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive winter

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Scientists have figured out how goldfish produce alcohol to survive when trapped beneath the icy surfaces of frozen lakes and ponds.

Unlike most vertebrates which die within a few minutes without oxygen, goldfish and their wild relatives crucian carp are able to survive for months in oxygen-free water.

Biologically speaking, the fish convert their anaerobically produced lactic acid into ethanol which diffuses across their gills into the surrounding water.

http://news.sky.com/story/goldfish-go-over-the-drink-drive-limit-to-survive-under-ice-10983292

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Now if some genius can find a way to bottle it ... kachink-a -ling-a-ling

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My alcoholic goldfish thinks he's a big old koi when he's had to much 

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Are they producing the alcohol in thier systems...or sneaking it in?

They all drink like fish and you just can't trust them.

 

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I can produce my own alcohol too.  Been doing it for years. Although I've cut back quite a bit the last 10 years or so.:D

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On 8/11/2017 at 7:53 AM, third_eye said:

Now if some genius can find a way to bottle it ... kachink-a -ling-a-ling

No need.  Just freeze a few and the longer their frozen the higher the alcohol level.  After a few months of aging just swallow them whole and catch a nice buzz. :tu:

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2 minutes ago, OverSword said:

No need.  Just freeze a few and the longer their frozen the higher the alcohol level.  After a few months of aging just swallow them whole and catch a nice buzz. :tu:

I think I got just the video clip for ya ..

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They should open a bar!

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utterly incredible.

 

and all done with a brain the size of a grain of rice...

 

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A mouthful of ice and a fish should do the trick!

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Posted (edited)

And they say that Goldfish only have a three second memory span.
Now we know why...

 

:lol:

Edited by smokeycat

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