Walks Like an Elephant, Sounds Like a Truck

I read a study a couple of decades ago involving birds and their songs. Deprived of social interaction birds do not know how to sing. They make pathetic little noises totally unlike the song they should sing. And if immersed in a foreign society they attempt to sing the new song. I'm sure you saw the item about the mechanical scarecrow made in the USA and sent to China for airport bird control. It blared the screeches of predators unknown to the indigenous bird pop and they ignored it. It had to be reprogrammed. There's both a lesson and a joke in there somewhere.

Posted by Steel Turman at March 30, 2005 1:59 AM

BTW, I like the new format in the sidebar. More room for good stuff.

Posted by Steel Turman at March 30, 2005 2:01 AM