Friday, November 30, 2007

Weird Bird Friday

NEWS FLASH! Pin-headed birds are stupid!

With millions in funding from a multinational group of scientific societies, researchers make this ground-breaking discovery: Birds with smaller brains are more stupid than birds with bigger brains! I feel like my world has turned upside down.

It was all worth it, however, as they offered this picture of a lovely, but stupid, bird.

The article offers this insightful quote:
The researchers found that birds with larger brains relative to their body size survived better in nature than birds with small brains. This may explain why, for example, birds with small relative brain sizes, such as pheasants (like the one shown above), find it harder to avoid a moving car than those with larger brain size, such as magpies.


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