Sunday, December 22, 2013

Confounded Koalas

Koalas are not as exclusive as kangaroos. At least, when it comes to their drinking habits. As I explained before, kangaroos drink beer or whisky, but not both. Koalas like to mix things up a bit more, when it comes to their choice of drink, but how much exactly? What is the probability, for example, that any given koala who drinks beer on any given night will also drink whisky on the same night? These are the sorts of urgent questions that science must seek to answer with the utmost speed and accuracy.