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Thread #148849   Message #3486834
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
05-Mar-13 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
Subject: RE: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
"Bird Study"

There is a new very important government study
on just how intelligent crows are.

The State of California found about 200 dead
crows on its highways, and there was concern
that they may have died from avian flu. They
had a bird pathologist examine the remains of
all the crows, and he confirmed the problem
was definitely NOT avian flu, to everyone's relief.

However, he determined that 98% of the crows
had been killed by impact with trucks, and only
2% were killed by car impact.

The State of California then hired an ornithological
behaviorist to determine the disproportionate
percentages for truck versus car kill. The
ornithological behaviorist determined the cause
in short order.

When crows eat road kill, they always set up a
lookout crow in a nearby tree to warn of
impending danger. His conclusion was that the
lookout crow could say "Cah! Cah!" but he could not
say "Truck."