Republican Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn included a Florida Atlantic University study on mice and alcohol in a report they say flags wasteful spending in the $787 billion federal stimulus project.
They note researchers at the school received $8,408 to study whether mice become disoriented when they consume alcohol.
"The researchers note that .spatial navigation. . . is essential for accurate moving about,. and that humans who consume alcohol have trouble with navigation, memory and attention."