Posts tagged ‘Species’

August 7, 2011

PSA: How a Bear Loves a Cockatoo Named Babalu

by Accidental Bear

IMPORTANT: Please read how you can help save parrots. The movie “Rio” will have consequences. If we work hard we can turn these into positive consequences. Please check out this article CLICK HERE. The movie will inspire many to purchase these fragile spirited creatures and then abandon them once they discover that they are loud, have powerful beaks, and often destroy their feathers or act aggressively. Caution: “Rio” shows parrots taking poison: Cocoa, chocolate chip cookies, and food from human mouths. “Rio” does have value, too. It shows that human-raised birds rarely can survive in the wild. On the humorous side, note that the parrots in the movie have only 3 toes, not four.We must all act to turn this potential disaster into a venue to educate the public on the true nature of parrots. For more on their true nature, see this information in pdf format.

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August 3, 2011

The Other Organ Where Size Matters: Brains (video)

by Accidental Bear

Sorry, this story has nothing to do with penises at all.

As a general rule, mammal species with big bodies tend to have big brains. If you know the weight of a mammal’s body, you can make a fairly good guess about how large its brain will be. As far as scientists can tell, this rule derives from the fact that the more body there is, the more neurons needed to control it. But this body-to-brain rule isn’t perfect. Some species deviate a little from it. A few deviate a lot. We humans are particularly spectacular rule breakers. If we were an ordinary mammal species, our brains would be about one-sixth their actual size.

[vimeo 24884553 w=400 h=224]



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