ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums 1 Users Online   
   
                 08/28/2015 04:42 PM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
   Top News Current Events
Police Officer Shot Dead, Woman Fatally Stabbed in Louisiana
49ers Linebacker Charged With Sexual Battery, Former Niners Defensive Indicted on Rape Charge
Florida Man Gets Locked Inside Gym After Closing Time
West Virginia: Armed Teenager Holds Teacher, Students Hostage at High School
Adultery Website Ashley Madison Faces $578 Million Suit
Tokyo Restaurant Sells Food That Tastes Like Poo
Florida Gun Range to Sell Alcohol
Florida Woman Flashes Her Breasts at Judge
Tenn. Man Who Took Selfie Atop Brooklyn Bridge Arrested
Man Trying to Prevent Suicide Falls to His Own Death
more News
out of this Channel...
  1.172 Visits   6 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
Quality:Very Good
Back to Overview  
04/25/2002 03:53 AM ID: 20708 Permalink   

A Bird that Eats Poo

 

Researchers have found that a rare yellow-faced Egyptian vulture eats sheep, goat and cow dung in order to keep its complexion. Apparently the bird's body does not produce carotenoids.

Carotenoids not only make carrots orange but they also give creatures the pigments they need for skin color. Researchers believe the yellower the face, the more it shows that the bird is immune to diseases cow dung could cause.

Researchers also believe that yellowness makes these vultures more attractive to potential mates and shows which vultures are stronger than others.

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
    WebReporter: JFURY Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  5 Comments
  
  LOL  
 
It eats poo for status. What a funny creature.
 
  by: Odoylerules   04/25/2002 08:42 AM     
  wait a sec  
 
Why does it need to eat more poo to show it is immune to the diseases caused by eating poo? It wouldn't need to worry about diseases cow poo causes if it just didn't eat poo in the first place. And looks aren't everything...
 
  by: Odoylerules   04/25/2002 08:59 AM     
  Wow  
 
Can you believe that shit?
 
  by: weewilliewinkie     04/25/2002 03:30 PM     
  man  
 
with that diet it must take some massive breath mint
 
  by: juanito   04/26/2002 01:28 AM     
  love that title  
 
:D
 
  by: thelebaron   06/16/2002 09:20 PM     
 
 
Copyright ©2015 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com