This is so wild. BBC News is reporting on a new simulation technology that lets people pretend to be pigeons flying over London. It comes complete with a head-tracking technology that replaces your head with that of a pigeon’s.
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been slowly reading through a book called Superdove about the history of the pigeon in different cultures and societies. One of the things I learned more about was the business of pigeon farming for consumption. In Chinese culture, squab has been a dish around for ages, but only recently has [...]
I haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve been really enjoying this book called Superdove: How The Pigeon Took Over Manhattan…And The World by Courtney Humphries. The book smashes a lot of misconceptions I had about pigeons (which is actually just a common name for a variety of birds in a huge family tree) and it [...]
Dirty, disease-ridden, and smelling of rotten flesh, this 600-year-old Moroccan tannery is how your leather comes to existence. It involves workers wading in pigeon droppings in some of the dirtiest water ever.
Is it me or do these Earth Unplugged videos take forever to get to the point? The slow-motion footage is nice, but sometimes I just want to know why they named the video “slow-motion pigeon clap”.