Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bird Brain

"Hi Danny!
      This picture was taken 9 years ago at one of Grandma's famous yard sales.  Notice how Cukor is sitting on your dad's shoulder, and how Nathan is pretending to be Cukor's head?  Although Cukor's head really looks like Cukor (not Nathan) humans and birds both have similar brains in that the surface, or neocortex is folded.  That's why we relate to them & cats & dogs.  Rodents have a smooth neocortex so we don't find them as cute.  Birds are actually very smart.  So if someone ever calls you a 'bird brain', say 'Hey, Thaaanks!" (just like that).

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