Thursday, January 3, 2013

# 83 Birds and Butts

I don't smoke.

I have never smoked.

I've never had anything positive to say about smoking...

...until today.

The University of Mexico in Mexico City has released a study on birds, nests and cigarette butts.

Apparently, birds that feather their nests with used cigarette butts are able to rid their nests of parasitic mites.  

Note to birds: Unsmoked butts do not work nearly as well. They don't contain (sucked up) nicotine.

There's more!!

Tobacco plants are often grown to protect crops by fending off plant-eating insects.  They are also grown to help control parasites where poultry is housed.


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