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  • Grey parrot called Griffin humiliates Harvard students by beating them in a memory test

    07/08/2020 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Trillian · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 July 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    A parrot called Griffin has humiliated students at Harvard University, as well as local children, by beating them in a memory test. Harvard researchers compared human memory skills with those of the African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) – an animal separated from humans by more than 300 million years of evolution. They compared how 21 Harvard undergraduates and 21 six-to-eight-year-old children performed against the 22-year-old bird Griffin in several rounds of a classic shell game. The game required mentally tracking the locations of fluffy pom-poms hidden under cups that swapped places a number of times. Griffin's accuracy was comparable to,...
  • Can Any Democrat Beat Trump? Personality and History Say Maybe

    02/20/2020 7:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | February 20, 2019 | Merrick Rosenberg and Richard Ellis
    Ever since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, political spectators have been wondering how it happened. She was supposed to win by a landslide. Now Democrats are debating which of their candidates is most "electable." They're afraid to nominate another Hillary Clinton. But no one can agree on why she lost. Was it because of globalization, sexism, populism, or Russian interference? Eighty-four years of electoral history show that Trump's victory was not at all surprising. In fact, it was entirely predictable. In our forthcoming book, Personality Wins: Who Will Take the White House and How...

    08/06/2006 4:28:00 AM PDT · by SLB · 203 replies · 42,616+ views
    Email from various | Unk | Assorted
    "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill "A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway) "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner) "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll...
  • How Churchill's nurse cared for him (and the pet budgie) in his final years

    11/09/2006 1:12:43 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 811+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/06 | Stephanie Condron
    A notebook kept by Sir Winston Churchill's nurse has revealed a regimented routine in his final years which included her looking after his pet budgerigar. Muriel Thomson looked after Sir Winston as he neared death and, in addition to making sure he had his cigars and whisky to hand, was expected to put the bird 'to bed'. The former prime minister was an animal lover and it seems that, towards the end of his life, his budgie was seldom far from his side, even accompanying him to dinner. "Whisky and soda, specs, cards; bird to be brought into dining room...

    11/10/2004 7:36:57 AM PST · by Michael Goldsberry · 7 replies · 348+ views
    SHE WAS at Winston Churchill's side during Britain's darkest hour. And now Charlie the parrot is 104 years old...and still cursing the Nazis. Her favourite sayings were "F*** Hitler" and "F*** the Nazis". And even today, 39 years after the great man's death, she can still be coaxed into repeating them with that unmistakable Churchillian inflection. Many an admiral or peer of the realm was shocked by the tirade from the bird's cage during crisis meetings with the PM. But it always brought a smile to the war leader's face. Churchill bought Charlie - giving him a boy's name despite...
  • Churchill's foul-mouth parrot alive at 104

    01/19/2004 10:24:02 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 586+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2004
    Churchill's foul-mouth parrot alive at 104Charlie known for shocking leaders with anti-Hitler expletives Posted: January 20, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 The foul-mouthed parrot at Winston Churchill's side during Britain's darkest hour of World War II is still alive and cursing Adolf Hitler. Churchill's Charlie (Photo: London Daily Mirror) At 104-years-old, Charlie can still be coaxed to repeat favorite sayings, such as "[expletive] Hitler" and "[expletive] the Nazis," London's Daily Mirror reports. The blue and gold macaw actually is a female, but was given a boy's name by the British prime minister when he bought the bird in 1937. "Many an...
  • Winston Churchill's parrot is still alive and continues to this day to cuss Hitler out.

    F*** THE NAZIS, SAYS CHURCHILL'S PARROT Jan 19 2004 EXCLUSIVE By Bill Borrows SHE WAS at Winston Churchill's side during Britain's darkest hour. And now Charlie the parrot is 104 years old...and still cursing the Nazis. Her favourite sayings were "F*** Hitler" and "F*** the Nazis". And even today, 39 years after the great man's death, she can still be coaxed into repeating them with that unmistakable Churchillian inflection. Many an admiral or peer of the realm was shocked by the tirade from the bird's cage during crisis meetings with the PM. But it always brought a smile to the...
  • A foul-mouthed parrot uses Amazon's Alexa to order things when his owner is away

    12/17/2018 7:07:30 AM PST · by bgill · 43 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 17, 2018 | abc7
    A parrot that was kicked out of an animal sanctuary for swearing too much is in trouble again, but this time, for a different reason. Rocco the African grey parrot – who was removed from a National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in the United Kingdom – enjoys chatting with Alexa on his owner’s Amazon Echo so much so that he keeps using it to order things. According to the Sun, Rocco has ordered strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream, as well as a kite, kettle and light bulbs... Wischnewski said Rocco also uses Alexa to play music, with rock...
  • Man with pet parrot on his shoulder is rescued from waist-deep mud at Belleville park

    08/13/2018 3:31:58 PM PDT · by plain talk · 26 replies
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | August 12, 2018 | Hana Muslic
    He was just trying to rescue his bird, but he ended up needing a rescue himself. A Belleville man got stuck in waist-deep mud Sunday afternoon when his pet parrot flew off his shoulder and into the center of one of the dredged lakes at Bicentennial Park. Fire crews were called to the scene at 4:30 p.m. after a bystander in the park heard the man calling for help. When crews arrived, they faced a sticky situation, Belleville Fire Chief Tom Pour said. “He was probably several hundred feet out into the mud with the parrot on his back,” Pour...
  • Pirate Parrot's appearance at GOP dinner questioned

    03/09/2018 9:17:46 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:45 a.m. | S. Elliott
    Don't politicize the Parrot. That's the sentiment of some on social media who are upset the Pirate Parrot appeared along with team President Frank Coonelly at the Republican Committee of Allegheny County's annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner on Thursday night. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, headlined the event in Green Tree, which drew more than 500 people. Before it started, Washington Post reporter James Hohmann posted an image to Twitter of the Pirate Parrot standing in a hallway outside a ballroom at Green Tree's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The Parrot was giving a thumbs-up.
  • Michigan woman found guilty of shooting husband to death after parrot witnessed murder

    07/22/2017 11:02:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Evening Standard via MSN ^ | 7/21/17 | Tom Powell
    A woman has been found guilty of shooting her husband to death in a murder case witnessed by a parrot. Glenna Duram, 49, shot her husband Martin five times in front of their pet in 2015, before failing in a suicide attempt. The parrot, an African Grey named Bud, is alleged to have later repeated the words “Don’t shoot!” in the victim’s voice. Duram, of Sand Lake, Michigan, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury. She will be sentenced next month. The parrot was not involved in any court proceedings.
  • Friends: Pit Bull and Parrot Play (YouTube 3:21)

    07/19/2017 11:45:37 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies ^ | 7/18/2017 | ViralHog
    Published on Jul 18, 2017 Occurred on October 6, 2015 / Pedrinópolis, Brazil "One day we decided to record the animals because we like to see the friendship of the pitbull and the parrot. The dog's name is Perigo and the parrot is Cassio."
  • Oregon Jailbird, 38, Posed For Mug Shot With Jail Bird, 4

    12/01/2016 10:54:43 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 15 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12/1/2016 | Staff
    An Oregon man arrested Monday posed for a mug shot with his pet parrot on his shoulder. Following a court hearing, a Washington County judge ordered Craig Buckner, 38, jailed for violating release terms in connection with multiple misdemeanor theft cases. Buckner, not expecting to land behind bars, arrived at the courthouse with his four-year-old red parrot, which he placed in a tree before heading inside the building...
  • Parrot ‘Traps’ Flirtatious Husband

    10/25/2016 4:06:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab Times ^ | 10/25
    In a new method devised to detect matrimonial infidelity, a Kuwaiti woman actually used a parrot to expose her husband suspected of having intimate affair with a housemaid, as the parrot mimicked flirtatious exchange of words between the man and the housemaid, reports Al-Shahed daily. The woman lodged a complaint with officers at Hawalli Police Station and accused the husband of cheating, noting she had been suspecting the man for a while before the parrot started mimicking flirtatious words in the apartment. She added the husband was surprised when he saw her returning from the office before time and became...
  • LIVE:Trump Two Rallies 8/09/2016 Wilmington, NC @ 2pm and Fayetteville, NC @ 6pm ET

    08/08/2016 11:01:14 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 693 replies
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump rally in Wilmington, NC. Donald J. Trump will be holding a rally at Trask Coliseum at University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET Wilmington, NC Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 2:00 PM ET: Trask Coliseum at University of North Carolina-Wilmngoton Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Fayetteville, NC at Crown Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET Fayetteville, NC Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at...
  • Wife Charged with Murder, Parrot Possible Star Witness

    06/29/2016 10:16:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 28 2016 | Rachel Trost
    It's a case that could come down to what the bird heard, as a Michigan prosecutor decides if a parrot can be used as some type of witness in a murder case. Family members believe an African grey parrot named "Bud" may have witnessed the fatal shooting of his owner. Martin Duram, 45, was shot and killed in his Michigan home in May 2015 in what police first thought was a double homicide. Duram's wife, Glenna, had also been shot, in the head, but police realized an hour later she was still alive. But last week, Glenna was charged with...
  • Swearing parrot goes berserk after owner destroys cage (Warning: foul language)

    02/24/2016 10:30:56 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    eBaum's World | Feb. 24, 2016
    Warning: Parrot has a foul beak!!! Parrot goes nuts and swears like a drunken sailor
  • Death of Republican (parrot) party.

    12/19/2015 9:05:41 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 10 replies
    Day by Day Cartoon ^ | 12/20/15 | Chris Muir
  • Riley the Amazing Talking Bird

    12/13/2015 2:55:22 PM PST · by Revski · 17 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/13/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Riley is an Eclectus Roratus Parrot - who can talk! He communicates with me like a human as he understands the meanings of his words learnt. In this video, I have a wonderful chat with him about a few things.
  • Indian police question parrot accused of cursing at elderly woman

    08/19/2015 7:31:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 18, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    RAJURA, India, - Police in India said a parrot detained on allegations of shouting obscenities at an elderly woman refused to utter a single word for officers. Chandrapur district police said the parrot, Hariyal, was detained at the police station in Rajura, Maharashtra, after Janabai Sakharkar, 85, told investigators the parrot would shout obscene words and phrases at her whenever she would pass by the home of its owner, her stepson. Sakharkar told police she believes her stepson, Suresh, trained the parrot to shout obscenities at her because of an ongoing land dispute between the family members. Police said the...