16 Weird and Amazing Bird Facts Around The World

In Russia the keen eyesight of the pigeon is put to a very practical use for, at one factory in Moscow, they are used to sort ball-bearings. After four or five weeks special training, the birds inspect the ball-bearings as they pass on a conveyor. If any show the least blemish the pigeons peck a special plate which operates a reject sign, the faulty bearing is removed and the birds is rewarded with a few millet seeds.

16 Weird and Amazing Bird Facts Around The World

By Mr Ghaz, January 6, 2011

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16 Weird and Amazing Bird Facts Around The World

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1)  In Russia the keen eyesight of the pigeon is put to a very practical use for, at one factory in Moscow, they are used to sort ball-bearings. After four or five weeks special training, the birds inspect the ball-bearings as they pass on a conveyor. If any show the least blemish the pigeons peck a special plate which operates a reject sign, the faulty bearing is removed and the birds is rewarded with a few millet seeds.

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2)  The Russians claims the pigeons are so expert that they can even detect a fingerprint on a bearing and can inspect 4,000 an hour.

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3)  During the American War a Confederate General by the name of Ewell frequently had hallucinations when he believed he was a bird. During these times he would chirp like a bird and eat nothing but wheat gains.

4)  Who Preached to the Birds?

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Francis of Assisi probably inspires more affection than any other man or woman who is called a saint.

He was born into a wealthy family in Assisi in 1182 and as a young man fought in battles, was a prisoner of war and suffered serious illness.

Then a voice told him to ‘repair the church’ (which was in grave need of spiritual repair) and Francis turned to a life of joyful, religious devotion, absolute poverty and devoted service to the poor and sick. Men and women flocked to join him and the church authorized his new order, the Franciscans. Francis was the essence of simplicity and directness, loving God, man and nature with such fervor that he even preached at one time to a flock of birds.

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16 Responses to “16 Weird and Amazing Bird Facts Around The World”
  1. PSingh1990 Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Great Facts…..

    Thanks for share.


  2. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I found this article full of such interesting facts. Excellent work.

    Christine


  3. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

    It was interesting to learn all facts on birds. Thanks for the lesson. :-)


  4. aly king Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this article. I wonder how they keep the pigeons from just rejecting all the ball bearings in order to receive the millet seeds.


  5. giftarist Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Very interesting read here. Great share, friend.


  6. James DeVere Says...

    On August 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Birds are amazing and it’s a shame their ecosystems are threatended. Thank ` you for the share . j

    http://www.jamesdevere.com


  7. Hettie Says...

    On August 26, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Great article, I enjoy your articles they are always so interesting thank you. Hettie


  8. Alaina Ellington Says...

    On August 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Very interesting, and great use of pictures and picture quality!! I did not know that about the Russians using pigeons in assembly lines that is pretty crazy! Great article! :)
    ~Alaina Ellington


  9. monica55 Says...

    On August 26, 2010 at 1:03 am

    A great article and great illustration as well. I enjoyed reading it.
    Monica.


  10. papaleng Says...

    On August 26, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Another interesting post, Nice pictures to. Keep them coming, friend.


  11. Mansor Says...

    On August 27, 2010 at 12:46 am

    well written piece..really enjoyed reading. thank Mr G :)


  12. Idazalee Says...

    On August 27, 2010 at 12:52 am

    very interesting article. This really good one. like it. thanks Ghaz


  13. walkindream Says...

    On August 27, 2010 at 3:40 am

    beautiful stories.


  14. Raj the Tora Says...

    On August 30, 2010 at 3:18 am

    interesting article


  15. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On August 31, 2010 at 7:13 am

    These are really interesting and amazing facts. Thnx for sharing.


  16. revivor Says...

    On February 3, 2011 at 6:08 am

    pigeons on inspection?? whatever next!!


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