Monday, March 7, 2016

A Peek At The Power of Bird Poop

Good Day World!

Don't ever underestimate bird poop!

Last December, bird droppings were the cause of a shutdown at a nuclear power plant outside New York.

Experts say the automatic reactor shutdown was apparently from bird feces that caused an electric arc between wires on a feeder line at a transmission tower.

Bird poop shows up everywhere in our society including baseball. Like this bird bomb on Mike Matheny:

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Bird poop has become a concern for some lawmakers due to an influx of crows on the Iowa State Capitol grounds.

Veronica Padula, a researcher who studies seabirds off the Alaskan coast, told Smithsonian that she's found significant concentrationsof phthalates - chemicals used to make plastic flexible and harder to break - in kittwakes, Horned Puffins, and Red-Faced Cormorants.

According to Padula, those chemicals ultimately get into the birds' reproductive tissue and perhaps even into their eggs, which could affect egg-eaters like eagles and foxes.

I could continue to provide more examples, but I think you have the idea - bird poop is NO JOKE!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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