Friday, August 12th, 2011

Birds Are Just Like Rappers, Apparently

"Chirping sparrows are actually trading insults like gangster rappers, a new study has shown. What sounds like harmonious song is really the noise of males trying to appear macho, say researchers. And, just like humans, most of the boasting and trading of insults is done to impress the girls." It goes on, but you get the point.


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C_Webb (#855)

Gangsta sparrow
It's not about a little seed
It's all about reality

Matt (#26)

Besides, Gucci hasn't really made an exciting bird bath in at least four years.

Do the sparrows get Suge Knight to do their dirty work, too?

LotaLota (#1,703)

Birds are only saying two things when they sing:

"Who wants to fight? Who wants to get laid? Who wants to fight? Who wants to get laid?"

Or so an ornithologist told me in an unforgettable conversation.

collier (#13,548)

They could've shortened that piece substantially by just saying "Male behaviour is essentially the same, regardless of species."

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