The auto-fill feature of Google's search bar provides an incredible wealth of national sociological information. What are people really wondering when we aren't worried about what we're asking? What are the answers we're searching for?
Turns out it's mostly pictures of actresses' feet. But sometimes it's answers about birds! I began a number of bird-related queries and let the auto-fill tell me what the inquiring minds of this nation were pondering, and I'm here now to provide answers to what, clearly, and, sadly, are our most pressing bird-related questions.
- Do Birds Pee?
- Do Birds Have Sex?
- Do Birds Sleep?
- Do Birds Fart?
- Why Do Birds Sing?
- Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear?
- Why Do Birds Chirp?
- Why Do Birds Migrate?
- Are Birds Mammals?
- Are Birds Reptiles?
Reptiles, the class Reptilia, is an evolutionary grade of animals, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards and tuatara, as well their extinct relatives. A monophyletic definition of the clade including the above groups would also include dinosaurs and birds, since the common ancestor of all reptiles is also the common ancestor of birds and dinosaurs, as discussed below. However in common parlance birds are not considered to be reptiles, although like reptiles they have scutes (scales) on their feet and legs, and are oviparous (lay eggs). Dinosaurs were traditionally classed as reptiles, although there is now substantial evidence that they did not, or did not all, manifest the typical characteristics of "common-parlance" reptiles, such as a sprawling posture, ectothermy ("cold-bloodedness"), and scales, rather than fur or feathers. In the common definition, a reptile is any amniote (a tetrapod whose egg has an additional membrane, originally to allow them to lay eggs on land) that is neither a mammal nor a bird.
- Are Birds Dinosaurs?
- Are Birds Cold Blooded?
- Why Don't Birds Fly At Night?
- Why Don't Birds Have Teeth?
- Why Don't Birds Sing At Night?
- Why Don't Birds Stay South
- Why Can't Birds Eat Chocolate?
- Why Can't Birds See Glass?
- Why Can't Birds Eat Avocado?
- Why Can't Birds Eat Rice?
Happy to help everyone! Any more questions?