Undeniable Fact: I'll beak back
Monday, April 02, 2007
About one out of every hundred song birds you see is actually a robot built by the government. Originally created to keep flocks out of the way of airplanes at the end of World War II, these artificial critters now also aid with migration control and law enforcement. The robot birds insinuate themselves into flocks by killing the flock's alpha bird and imitating its song. Unfortunately, because flock leadership is a learned behavior, it is no longer possible for many species to migrate without artificial guidance.