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26 comments

Not born with a map? (3, Funny)

pipatron (966506) | about a year ago | (#44745563)

So you mean they are not born with a map? Shocking news.

Re:Not born with a map? (0)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about a year ago | (#44745663)

I think you've just solved the age-old puzzle of why species in different places had different color patterns. So far, everyone thought it was due to adaptive radiation and stuff, but of course, that is nonsense. Everyone sane knows that God created the world 6e3 years ago or so. Therefore, what logically happened was that birds migrated using the patterns on their bodies as maps, with the same-patterned birds ending up in the same place. Makes perfect sense!

Re:Not born with a map? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44745817)

I think you've just solved the age-old puzzle of why species in different places had different color patterns. So far, everyone thought it was due to adaptive radiation and stuff, but of course, that is nonsense. Everyone sane knows that God created the world 6e3 years ago or so. Therefore, what logically happened was that birds migrated using the patterns on their bodies as maps, with the same-patterned birds ending up in the same place. Makes perfect sense!

Obviously you're not a fan of design...or intelligence.

Re:Not born with a map? (1)

Oligonicella (659917) | about a year ago | (#44748255)

As you are not a fan of satire.

Re:Not born with a map? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44745667)

So you mean they are not born with a map? Shocking news.

But what has that got to do with niggers?

Re:Not born with a map? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44745715)

So you mean they are not born with a map? Shocking news.

But what has that got to do with niggers?

They're not born with a map either but all end up at the welfare office

Re:Not born with a map? (2)

obarthelemy (160321) | about a year ago | (#44745835)

shockinger that Google haven't come up with an ad supported product for those cranes. Especially since I've been told they are already in the cloud ?

Re:Not born with a map? (1)

bdwebb (985489) | about a year ago | (#44748779)

Actually Carl, the crazy old crane who mostly keeps to himself and mumbles about 'treasure', conveniently has feathers that form a permanent map similar to a tattoo. The other cranes use this map to navigate and between migrations will teach the younger cranes in a classroom type setting.

Jailbird (1)

wireloose (759042) | about a year ago | (#44749085)

Not only were they not born knowing the route, but some young cranes in Egypt are suffering now that their "old guy" is incarcerated for spying.

Re:Not born with a map? (1)

gronofer (838299) | about a year ago | (#44753827)

Perhaps, in this case, but what about the Long-tailed Cuckoo [wikipedia.org] ? How do the newly born birds manage to migrate from New Zealand to Pacific islands thousands of kilometres away, without ever seeing their parents?

African or European? (1)

rossdee (243626) | about a year ago | (#44745637)

The mature birds may be able to carry a coconut

Douglas Adams' "Wise Old Bird" (3, Informative)

module0000 (882745) | about a year ago | (#44745669)

Anyone else reminded of the Wise Old Bird from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_characters#The_Wise_Old_Bird [wikipedia.org]

Re:Douglas Adams' "Wise Old Bird" (1)

tom17 (659054) | about a year ago | (#44745803)

Yes. I came here to comment about this :)

Re:Douglas Adams' "Wise Old Bird" (1)

nitehawk214 (222219) | about a year ago | (#44746179)

I assume the connection was intentional.

Teaching cranes how to migrate... (2)

alexo (9335) | about a year ago | (#44745723)

Isn't it Putin's job? [theguardian.com]

I know how this goes. (1)

Type44Q (1233630) | about a year ago | (#44745763)

Wise Old Birds Teach Migration Route To Young Whooping Cranes

...and then are charged with spying for the enemy. Or was that swans? :p

Young Whooping Cranes (5, Funny)

korbulon (2792438) | about a year ago | (#44745825)

Or, in the parlance of the wise old birds, whooper-snappers.

TaVco (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44745879)

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Irrelevant (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44745943)

Although an interesting subject, why is this on Slashdot?

Re:Irrelevant (1)

nospam007 (722110) | about a year ago | (#44748447)

"Although an interesting subject, why is this on Slashdot?"

It's customary. There are every year some articles about pigeons following the lighted highways instead of the internal map the Great Crane teaches them.

Let's walk down... (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about a year ago | (#44745959)

...and screw them all.

Is it really a surprise that old birds have a thing or two to teach the young 'uns.

I had to read this twice (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44746353)

I first read it as a bunch of cougers teaching young boys with hard crane cocks to go down on them..

Really gotta have that first cup of coffee before hitting slashdot..

Re:I had to read this twice (0)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year ago | (#44746607)

I first read it as a bunch of cougers teaching young boys with hard crane cocks to go down on them..

Really gotta have that first cup of coffee before hitting slashdot..

Sounds like you should take a cold shower too...

More information about Cranes (1)

rjune (123157) | about a year ago | (#44747233)

If you have an interest in cranes, go to: https://www.savingcranes.org/ [savingcranes.org]

They are located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, about an hour's drive north of Madison. The visitor program is very good. Take binoculars as the Whooping Crane enclosure is designed to keep them away from visitors.

Chippin' away at Speciesism (0)

MXB2001 (3023413) | about a year ago | (#44749431)

Humans will have to admit that we're just one of the animals.

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