A Stroke Of Pigeon Genius
Becci sent me this. It’s a link to a clip from the Nat Geo show I posted about a while back. Cheers, Becci!
Course it only goes on about stuff we already know, like how pigeons are good at remembering shit, like how to get home. As pigeon facts go, I’ve always felt that particular one has been rather blown out of proportion. Lovely though it is to receive a bit of praise, surely navigation to the home is a basic requirement in life generally, regardless of distance?
Imagine a world full of pigeons with no fucking idea where they lived? It’s weird too coz no-one ever bangs on about how mice manage to make it back to the right hole.
What if pigeons really were the only fuckers able to remember their way home? Foxes would be wandering the streets going, “Hmmm, pretty sure I’ve seen this corner before somewhere…” Hundreds of confused badgers roaming the woods asking woodpeckers for directions…
Badger: “‘Scuse me Mr. Woodpecker, would you mind telling me where I live?”
Woodpecker: “Sorry, mate. Can’t hear a word you’re saying.”
That said, this is Linus:
Linus knows how to remember a thousand images. Linus is a pigeon who has reached new heights on the ladder of pigeon genius. Linus clearly disappeared up his own arse a long time ago.
War hero and Jazz maverick Cher Ami gets a mensh too, sadly they omitted to mention the Jazz…
Check it out. Click on this link or the pic to watch it.
Fave quote: ‘Pigeons are one of natures most successful creatures’.