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  • Rosanne Bostonian

Bird Poop

Flock of birds

I know that’s an unusual title for a blog, so bear with me!

There are mysteries in life that flash through our minds and never rise to the level of needing an answer. They remain mysteries. One of my decades long mysteries is “Why is bird poop two-toned?”

I’ve never been around a computer when the question came up, but the other day I thought of the question as I was preparing to teach a class. Immediately, one of my students was on Google and here’s the story:

Birds don’t urinate. (Go figure!) The white part of their waste is uric acid. The dark part is, well…you know. So, they efficiently do #1 and #2 at the same time.

If you’ve just had your car washed, I think it becomes a “bird magnet.” That’s another mystery.

Another student shared that it’s good that birds don’t urinate or we’d have to walk around with umbrellas. Ah, the creative mind of youth.

One more mystery unveiled… and so many more to go!

With love,Rosanne

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