Birds in Space
Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.
When NASA was considering animals to experiment on in space, they picked birds, because of the low maintenance. Although NASA was aware that most birds require gravity to swallow and would not survive the weightlessness of space, they did manage to find two types of bird that would survive the trip.
Which birds were they?
Doves and Pigeons.
Since most birds swallow water by tilting their heads back and using gravity to let the water run down their throats, they would dehydrate in space. Doves and Pigeons are the only birds that can drink without tilting their heads back.
Jun 17, 2004
|i was going to submit a similar teaser. |
Jun 22, 2004
|Whatever. This 1 was kinda boring |
Jun 23, 2004
|Aren't they the same bird? I thought a dove was essentially just an albino pigeon... |
Jul 10, 2004
|Good one, it's good to learn something once in a while I have never heard of anyone releasing pigions at a wedding |
Aug 18, 2004
Sep 03, 2004
|BORING!!! I don't know wherit is boring!! This is a highly informative teaser! I knew that birds need gravity to swallow but i didn't know that those two species were exception!! Thanx Keep submitting this kind of teasers. They truly work. |
Dec 17, 2004
|According to the Dove Page (http://www.dovepage.com/keeping/), and they should know, the main difference between the two is that larger birds tend to be called pigeons, and smaller birds tend to be called doves.|
Jan 24, 2005
|Great trivia! Thanks for posting the difference between the two.... My nieghbor and I were debating between the two the other day |
Mar 13, 2005
|I did not know birds even went to space. |
Apr 25, 2005
|I guessed Penguins--because I figured since they were swimmers they might swallow differently, and I guessed humming birds. Boy was I wrong. Tell me I at least had good guesses PLEASE? |
Jul 24, 2005
|nice one ; wouldn't have guessed it in a hundred years thou |
Aug 06, 2009
|Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery interesting...Please submit more like this!!! |
Apr 09, 2011
|If a carrier pigeon goes into space, what would it say? |
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