Monday, March 31, 2003


For disasters at sea, life jackets etc are coloured orange so that rescuers can best see people in the water. So .....

Years ago the Coast Guard experimented with pigeons in a housing under helicopters. They could spot the color orange a long way off and were trained to peck at keys showing the direction they saw something. Unfortunately in an extreme emergency forcing a water landing the pigeons were fishfood.

So nix to that idea. Better to let the people drown than the pigeons.

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