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How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away.  Hurricane Camille — one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history — had trapped and carried the...CONTINUE READING
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Enormous pelicans terrorize students at their college graduation

It’s not a college graduation until your grandmother is squealing for help and your father is chasing a giant beast of death across a field. Students at Pepperdine University were victimized by not one but two pelicans this weekend, when the birds invaded their graduation ceremony and demanded to walk across the stage. No one...CONTINUE READING
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Despite her family’s pleas, this mother bought some parrots. (A thread.)

When a mother wants some parrots, she’s going to get some parrots. In a hilarious Twitter thread full of twists, turns, and birds, Twitter user Himynameisnoor documented a very interesting day she had in which her mother, after years of holding off, finally went and bought parrots. SEE ALSO: Please enjoy this collection of Photoshopped...CONTINUE READING
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My day riding ‘Bird’ e-scooters shows how the tech industry has changed my hometown

When I was a teenager growing up in West LA, a friend of mine from a different part of the city derisively called my neighborhood “Scooter-Ville” because it was so “wholesome.” He’d look out of my big bedroom window to see the neighborhood kids riding their Razor scooters up my empty block, around the cul-de-sacs,...CONTINUE READING
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People are putting anti-bird spikes on trees to protect their fancy cars and humanity has hit an all-time low

Brits are raging after residents of Clifton, Bristol, fitted anti-bird spikes on trees in order to protect their cars from droppings.  SEE ALSO: Mum and sons fight anti-homeless spikes with cushions and chocolate The spikes — which are sometimes fitted to buildings to prevent birds from nesting — have been nailed to two trees in...CONTINUE READING
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Australia’s bird of the year is the enemy of children and cyclists

It wasn’t just Moonlight that swooped in by surprise at an awards ceremony. Earlier this year, New Zealanders voted for the kea as their favourite bird, a cheeky olive-green parrot. Aussies have opted for a bird that’s the enemy of cyclists, walkers and children everywhere. SEE ALSO: New Zealand’s bird of the year is a...CONTINUE READING
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