Fish sauced?

Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

If you’ve ever wondered how fish survive the icy cold waters, then the answer is a little bit stranger than you think.

A goldfish might look like a simple being but actually their body has the ability to turn the lactic acid in their bodies into alcohol as a means of staying alive!

When scientists examined this phenomena they found the fish to have levels well above legal drink-driving limits in many countries.

This research might actually help with the study of how alcohol impacts humans and although scientists have known about this survival technique since the 80’s new research has shown molecular mechanism behind this ability, which can be useful on many different levels.