Nick Matzke posted Entry 3079 on April 18, 2007 02:52 PM.
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Some recent science journalism from The Onion: Unemployed Scientists Prove Dog Likes Beer

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Comment #170696

Posted by Tyrannosaurus on April 18, 2007 3:34 PM (e)

Extremely interesting field of research. It makes me think about starting a research on the preferences (or lack of) of hallucinogenic plants on rabbits. My pet rabbit is willing to try it !!!!!!!

Comment #170701

Posted by Gary Hurd on April 18, 2007 3:48 PM (e)

Field workers in the Pacific Northwest have contibuted additional data, and have priority on this critical question.

Bear drinks 36 cans of favorite beer

This semanish study was limited by field conditions and the danger of chatting with a drunk bear.

Comment #170753

Posted by Jeffrey K McKee on April 18, 2007 8:26 PM (e)

And, ummmmm, just what does this have to do with Panda’s thumb?

Comment #170765

Posted by David B. Benson on April 18, 2007 9:05 PM (e)

Jeffrey K McKee — Probably pandas like beer, too. They’re warming up for the big experiment.


Comment #170767

Posted by fnxtr on April 18, 2007 9:08 PM (e)

Bamboo beer, that is.

Comment #170770

Posted by David B. Benson on April 18, 2007 9:14 PM (e)

It will surely be a thorough experiment:

Barley beer, rye beer, wheat beer…

Sure, why not try bamboo beer as well.

Look at the definitive results from the bears like beer experiment!

Comment #170783

Posted by W. Kevin Vicklund on April 18, 2007 9:46 PM (e)

The Panda’s Thumb is the virtual pub of the University of Ediacara. The patrons gather to discuss evolutionary theory, critique the claims of the antievolution movement, defend the integrity of both science and science education, and share good conversation.

Pub, beer, need I say more?

Comment #170823

Posted by Nick (Matzke) on April 19, 2007 1:29 AM (e)

Yeah, these guys are probably applying for faculty positions at the U. of E.

Comment #170856

Posted by Ben (t.o.o.) on April 19, 2007 7:31 AM (e)

I can confirm that their discovery is likely general to all dogs. My dog also likes beer… We may be on our way to building a model for canine consumption.

Comment #170865

Posted by djlactin on April 19, 2007 8:19 AM (e)

hey, ALL my cats had this thing for honeysuckle! had to give them elastic collars or they’de hang themselves in the bush.

Comment #170873

Posted by Mike on April 19, 2007 9:42 AM (e)

I have a cat who likes beer (her favourite is Chimay) and port.

Comment #171000

Posted by Sir_Toejam on April 19, 2007 5:38 PM (e)

(her favourite is Chimay)

your cat has good taste!

Comment #171148

Posted by Gary Hurd on April 20, 2007 2:40 PM (e)

Ah, but it takes a primate to love The Macallan.

Comment #171322

Posted by Moses on April 21, 2007 6:51 PM (e)

Love it.

Comment #171528

Posted by Henry J on April 23, 2007 1:44 PM (e)

I like onions on hamburgers.

Oh, that wasn’t the point was it?

Never mind. :)

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Comment #182719

Posted by Henry J on June 8, 2007 2:07 PM (e)

Re Comment #182715

The who whatting how with huh?