Coked Up Rats Like Jazz, Taxpayer Funded Study Shows

In case you were wondering, rats hopped up on cocaine prefer jazz over classical music. We know this thanks to a taxpayer funded study by the Albany Medical College. I don’t even want to know how much we paid to find out this little bit of information.

Taxpayers may feel kind of blue when they discover their dollars went to fund a study to determine rats like to bop to the music of Miles Davis while hopped up on cocaine.

The study, which was performed at Albany Medical College, drew jeers from the animal rights group In Defense of Animals and landed it on its top ten list of Real Ridiculous Research.

The research found that sober rats don’t really like music that much. After the silence, the rats liked Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” more than Miles Davis’s iconic jazz tune “Four.”

But when the rats were given doses of cocaine, their tasted shifted and they gravitated toward the jazz.

The studies, which were funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, were aimed at analyzing the links between pharmacology and neurology in drug abuse. (Read More)

H/T Weasel Zippers