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When fruit flies sense parasitic wasps in their environment, they lay their eggs in an alcohol-soaked environment, essentially forcing their larvae to consume booze as a drug to combat the deadly wasps.
According to new research reported in the February 16 edition of Current Biology, alcoholic beverages might just be a new form of medication to help fight off parasites.
- A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
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