According to digital artist Jam2go, all the U.S. state birds are garbage except the ones that represent Louisiana, New Mexico, and California. In order, that's the brown pelican, greater roadrunner, and the California quail. I predict that for the next 23 minutes you're going to learn, and laugh, a lot.
Chasse à la glu is an old French hunting method in which the hunters coat branches in sticky lime to trap live birds. Above, a 16th engraving titled Chasse de la grive à la glu ("glue thrush hunting"). Even if the "unwanted" birds are cleaned and released, the lime unsurprisingly causes lasting damage to their feathers.… READ THE REST
Wouldn't the world be a better place if Twitter were a social media platform devoted exclusively to talking about birds? READ THE REST
Residents in North Texas are reporting birds acting loopy, disoriented, and smashing into windows in increasing numbers. Turns out, it's the common phenomenon of migrating cedar waxwings eating berries that have fermented into booze. From UPI: "Because they eat predominantly berries, sometimes they eat berries that have fermented and are a little bit past their… READ THE REST
How do you protect yourself from everybody online trying to get all up in your business? And we aren't just talking about cybercriminals and other malevolent black hats rummaging around the internet either. We also mean all those "legitimate" businesses that use trackers, cookies, and other online tricks to harvest as much usable information from… READ THE REST
Everybody strives for truly unique home decor. That would seem to make a lot of sense, because who wants the same stuff that everybody else has? Of course, unique often translates to handmade, so unless you've got a knack for carpentry or know a great art dealer, unique can be both tough and costly to… READ THE REST
If you aren't horrified by the state of America's food supply chain, then it's because you haven't been paying attention. Prices on food items keep rising, yet the farmers who make that food are taking home less and less. Part of that broken system is because farmers don't sell directly to you, the customer. Instead,… READ THE REST