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‘Shop Contest: National Bird Day, Winners!

Last week was National Bird Day. A lovely holiday that I assume all of you celebrated and enjoyed. In honor of this holiday, I asked you Photoshop artists to create some images featuring famous video game birds. You didn’t disappoint!Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell

Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it’s because everything is bad. The websites I once visited for “fun” are now saturated with reminders of society’s collapse, brands making painful jokes, lies, outrage, and actual Nazis. I only visit these websites out of habit and poor impulse control. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell

Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it’s because everything is bad. The websites I once visited for “fun” are now saturated with reminders of society’s collapse, brands making painful jokes, lies, outrage, and actual Nazis. I only visit these websites out of habit and poor impulse control. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Enjoy This ‘Divorced Birds’ Subreddit

Divorce is hilarious! That’s why HBO made a whole show named after it (season 3 just started, SJP fans represent). It’s also why there’s a funny subreddit called r/DivorcedBirds. It explores tropes you didn’t even realize you had stored in the back of your mind about divorce, breakups, mid-life crises, and the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Thrill Your Cat With These Videos of Songbirds and Squirrels

If you want to entertain your cat, or get some juicy phone footage of your cat going nuts and peeking behind your computer screen, then play these YouTube videos of English songbirds and squirrels. Cornwall resident Paul Dinning shot hundreds of wildlife videos, in which birds (and the occasional squirrel or mouse)…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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These Finches Have a Brilliant Strategy For Fighting Off Ticks

Everyone is talking about ticks this year, for good reason: This year’s tick forecast is especially bad. But humans aren’t the only ones worried about the horrible little buggers. It seems like at least one bird species safeguards its nests against ticks with a surprising piece of litter. Cigarette butts.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Shape of a Bird’s Egg Can Tell You Something Totally Unexpected

Some of life’s simplest questions get swept under the rug for a long time—after all, the most widespread phenomena often require the most data to understand. Take the shape of the boring egg, for example. You probably thought eggs are was shaped the way they are so they won’t roll out of the nest or […]

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These Realistic Coloring Books Let You Learn While You Color

Coloring can be relaxing and meditative, or a no-skills needed artistic expression. But it can also be a great way to learn something. Check out these books for learning about anatomy, nature, and more while you meditate with your pencils.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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These Realistic Coloring Books Let You Learn While You Color

Coloring can be relaxing and meditative, or a no-skills needed artistic expression. But it can also be a great way to learn something. Check out these books for learning about anatomy, nature, and more while you meditate with your pencils.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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118-Year-Old Painting Found in Antarctica Was Hidden By Penguin Shit

Fantastic news: the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has recovered a 118-year-old watercolor painting from famed polar explorer, Dr. Edward Wilson. The painting was almost perfectly preserved, but hidden among dust, mold, and penguin shit. Apparently, penguins can’t be bothered with fine art.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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118-Year-Old Painting Found in Antarctica Was Hidden By Penguin Shit

Fantastic news: the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has recovered a 118-year-old watercolor painting from famed polar explorer, Dr. Edward Wilson. The painting was almost perfectly preserved, but hidden among dust, mold, and penguin shit. Apparently, penguins can’t be bothered with fine art.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Giant Flying Turkeys Once Roamed Australia Because of Course They Did

Bird enthusiasts will be disappointed to know they were born millions of years too late. Paleontologists from Flinders University in Australia have discovered five extinct megapode birds—among them, a giant brush-turkey called Progura gallinacea. The big bird was roughly the size of a kangaroo and weighed about eight…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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