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Monkeys steal alcoholic drinks from tourists

Monkeys have been stealing drinks from tourists on the island of Saint Kitts in the Caribbean.
January 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Monkeys have been stealing drinks from tourists on the island of Saint Kitts in the Caribbean. It's a funny sight, but monkeys' taste for alcohol is helping scientists understand human alcoholism.

It turns out monkeys can have the same problems that humans do. They get hangovers, and scientists said some monkeys can be genetically disposed to alcoholism.

A full report on what scientists are learning from monkeys drinking alcohol airs on ABC's 20/20 Friday night at 10 p.m. PT.


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