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44 Reasons Birds Are Just the Greatest

Kate Horowitz

Birds are magic, you guys. They may not have mammals’ sweet mammaries or fishes’ shiny scales, but birds still clean up when it comes to hidden talents and clever life hacks. There are pigeons that can read mammograms and crows that use bait to catch fish. Some birds set fires to trap their prey. Some build little patios outside their nests. Others divorce their parents and go find new ones.

Not sold yet? Check out the video above from the mental_floss List Show for even more avian awesomeness.