In a piece I wrote recently about pigeon behaviour, as I have observed them anyway, I posed the following thought-provoking question:
"are pigeons becoming more human; or are humans becoming more pigeon-like? Here's Something You Don't See Every DayActually, the question wasn't thought-provoking at all, I was only having a laugh.
In today's Metro newspaper, which I picked up on the bus, I noticed the following pieces:
A picture of a parrot with a fag (cigarette) in its beak. Parrot snapped smoking a fag
There is a story based on a research carried out on South African green woodhoopoe birds that support each other after they've lost a fight, rather the same way footy (football) fans commiserate with one another after their team has lost a match. Birds act like footy fans
Finally, a man who has transformed his body to appear like a tiger. Man turned cat is world's ‘most modified man’
It's interesting how these stories appear in the same issue.
That answers my question: birds (and animals) are becoming more human; and humans are becoming more bird or animal like.
Thank you, Universe, for answering my question even though it was only rhetorical. I guess you don't do rhetorical, huh?
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