Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brain Droppings - vol 13

Hey hey!
It's (late) Tuesday so it's time to learn a little fact!

Mammals can 'taste' heat, like in spicy* food...
  ***(technically called piquancy while we're at it)

...birds can not.

So what? Well, if you have a problem with squirrels eating your bird food (don't we all?), supposedly just adding some spice (like chili powder) will solve your problem! Voila!

Have you tried this? Did it work?


  1. We used chili water on our garden this year because the squirels around here are NUTS and it worked for the most part! SUPER awesome!

  2. That's so crazy. I didn't know that at all.

  3. that's also how you can train dogs. say you're planting doped meat around to poison/tranquilize coyotes or somesuch, and you don't want your dogs to eat it too? first leave around meat doped with chili powder, and train them not to eat anything that isn't in their dish. =)


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