Apr 01 2011
For April Fools’ Day I couldn’t resist a little quiz about the amazing talents of pigeons.
Are any of these statements true?
- During World War II electronic missile guidance systems were not yet reliable so the NDRC funded a project to use trained pigeons to guide missiles.
- Pigeons can hear distant thunderstorms and far-away volcanoes that we cannot hear.
- Pigeon nests are cemented with pigeon poop.
- Google uses “pigeon clusters” to enhance its search technology.
- Some pigeons can fly 600 miles a day.
- Pigeons can rescue people capsized at sea.
Want to hazard a guess? Leave a comment with your answer.
(photo by Chuck Tague)