Birds are really weird. They drink too much, jump too high, and eat whole pigeons live. Here are 10 really awesome facts about birds that will make you want to become a bird nerd.
1. Young birds can get drunk on fermented berries.
Humans aren’t the only animals in the world to get drunk. Birds are known to become heavily intoxicated on fermented berries in summer months. These berries can have the same alcohol content of a strong cider.
As with human teenagers, young birds are more likely to binge and can end up getting berry drunk. Flying under the influence is difficult and flocks of drunk birds have been known to fly into things and fall out of trees.