5 weird questions you've never googled
There are questions that seem to be simple and absurd at the same time. These particular questions keep spinning round again and again in your head. Let's finally answer them!
Some questions sound too easy however when it comes to answering them we get even more strange questions. Do you know why raccoons wash their paws? Or why do pigeons move their neck when they walk? It's time to learn the truth!
#1 Why is cow meat called beef?
It is connected with etymology. After the Norman conquest of Britain in 1066, many French words replaced English ones. So the Anglo-Saxon cow became the French boeuf, which later became beef. By the way, the same changes explain why we have pork: pig was replaced by the French porc which later became pork.
#2 Why do pigeons bob their heads?
This movement helps them to see better: they get a stabilized image of the moving objects.
#3 Why do raccoons wash their paws?
Actually they don't wash anything! Of course these movements help to remove dirt from their food. However, their real aim is to get more sensory information about different objects from nerve endings located on their paws.
#4 Why do birds sit safely on power lines?
The answer is easy. The electrical current doesn't go through the bird's body as both its feet are on the same wire and the bird doesn't touch grounded metal objects.
#5 Why do we have red eyes in pictures?
Our pupils enlarge in the dark. So when we see a flash from the camera they have no time to contract. The light reaches the retina, reflects back and then it is captured by the camera.
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