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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Carnivorous Beaver said...

That's why it is always a good idea to add iron filings to bird seed that you put in a feeder.

7:31 AM  
Blogger duffytoler said...

Ugh, don't do that - it will just attract more of them. Buy a can of robot repellant (in the lawn and garden section of most hardware stores) and spray utility meters, cable boxes, outdoor light fixtures and doorbells to keep them out of your yard. They tend to recharge by sitting on power lines, but it isn't safe to spray the power lines.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Christophe said...

The japanese have done it again! now they've made robot CHICKS. They like the real thing, too.

5:27 AM  

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