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(Wikipedia)   How science discovered birb migration thanks to African spears   (en.m.wikipedia.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Stork, Bird migration, Bird, White Stork, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, term Pfeilstorch, arrow stork, Zoologische Sammlung der Universitt Rostock  
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2022-09-26 11:59:02 PM  
Don't you mean swallows?
 
2022-09-27 12:06:24 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Don't you mean swallows?


Maybe they were European swallows!
 
2022-09-27 12:12:26 AM  
That's actually really neat. I mean they didn't have an always on global society, most people probably never went further than 100 miles from where they were born.


Imagine living like that and then realizing the birds just farking disappear.
 
2022-09-27 1:08:38 AM  
It seems weird that it took so long to figure out, but then again my region's most famous migratory birds collect in groups which fly in f*cking arrows telling you where they are going.
 
2022-09-27 2:25:19 AM  

Boudyro: That's actually really neat. I mean they didn't have an always on global society, most people probably never went further than 100 miles from where they were born.


Imagine living like that and then realizing the birds just farking disappear.


Most people didn't go 10 miles from where they were born, unless they did a pilgrimage or something.
 
2022-09-27 2:41:47 AM  

puffy999: It seems weird that it took so long to figure out, but then again my region's most famous migratory birds collect in groups which fly in f*cking arrows telling you where they are going.


You know why one side of those V formations is often longer than the other?

Because it has more birds.
You're welcome.
 
2022-09-27 4:12:29 AM  
African: *throws spear*
Pelican: *does phineas gauge impression*
German: Migration!

History is farking weird.
 
2022-09-27 4:44:35 AM  

MrSplifferton: African: *throws spear*
Pelican: *does phineas gauge impression*
German: Migration!

History is farking weird.


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2022-09-27 4:50:46 AM  
Poor ol' birb I think s/he'll die.
 
2022-09-27 7:38:37 AM  

Trik: Poor ol' birb I think s/he'll die.


Birds don't exist.
 
2022-09-27 12:43:32 PM  
I haven't been able to find any illustrations of Pfeilstörche other than the Rostocker one.

Also I could find no discusstio of the "arrow". Its pretty cool. I would guess someone might be able to determine which culture made it and thus where the stork was shot.

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Also I couldn't see any signs of fletching on the other end of the "arrow". Could that projectile be from a spear thrower. It looks like it may be a two part spear.

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