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Not born with a map? (3, Funny)

pipatron (966506) | about 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 7 months 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?

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

module0000 (882745) | about 8 months 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]

I know how this goes. (1)

Type44Q (1233630) | about 8 months 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

TaVco (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44745879)

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Irrelevant (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#44745943)

Although an interesting subject, why is this on Slashdot?

Re:Irrelevant (1)

nospam007 (722110) | about 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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.

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