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Started by breakfast on Jun 6, 2022 8:25:13 PM
Chickens - first tempted down from trees by RICE
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Arjuna - 06 Jun 2022 20:55:08 (#1 of 37)

They do go well together

ReverendBlueJeans - 06 Jun 2022 21:18:52 (#2 of 37)

On my phone not laptop or I'd CQ that, old chap.

vodkaandcoke2 - 06 Jun 2022 21:19:54 (#3 of 37)

It was good tbf.

angelico - 06 Jun 2022 21:30:09 (#4 of 37)

“They lived high up in trees”, did they?

And they were “venerated” were they?

Is this from Professor Brubaker of the Institute of Studies?

popstar7 - 06 Jun 2022 21:37:36 (#5 of 37)

Imagine how many millions of years it must have taken for the chickens to realise the rice wasn't going to be tempted up into the trees and they would have to take matters into their own hands feet.

Intowntonight - 06 Jun 2022 21:37:42 (#6 of 37)

Until they came down from the trees and were domesticated, there were no fry up breakfasts, or chicken soup.

Hence this was probably the crucial stage in the development of civilisation.

The first allowed long distance camel drivers to stop and have a hot breakfast somewhere, facilitating trade and the trade routes:

the second, kick started Judaism, and we know where that led.

IMO this is as important as "Out of Africa"

breakfast - 06 Jun 2022 21:39:45 (#7 of 37)

This is as important as the Meryl Streep film?

lammaMia - 06 Jun 2022 21:43:50 (#8 of 37)

But why did it cross the road?

breakfast - 06 Jun 2022 21:44:59 (#9 of 37)

To attend a wedding probably.

Intowntonight - 06 Jun 2022 21:47:58 (#10 of 37)

It could smell a big pot bubbling - carrots, celery, onions, parsley, and very stupidly it thought it would take a look.

angelico - 06 Jun 2022 22:01:01 (#11 of 37)

They were partially cannibals, of course, surviving illnesses with nourishing chicken soup.

indlovubill - 06 Jun 2022 22:54:19 (#12 of 37)

Researchers say that humans came into contact with the jungle birds, which lived high up in trees, during dry rice farming.

A load of bollocks according to other researchers who reckon that despite living in the jungle, the birds were piss poor at flying and ground dwellers before they came into contact with humans.

frantastic - 08 Jun 2022 13:16:59 (#13 of 37)

I thought they came down from the trees because their eggs kept smashing.

RosyLovelady - 08 Jun 2022 14:29:54 (#14 of 37)

When I was a nipper, one of our hens laid her eggs a little way up a tree in a fork which was just beyond my reach. The makeshift nest proved too awkward for her to sit on properly, and the eggs either fell out and smashed, or stayed there and addled.

angelico - 08 Jun 2022 15:02:09 (#15 of 37)

I thought they came down from the trees because their eggs kept smashing.

hahahahah!

Ebadlun - 09 Jun 2022 03:49:26 (#16 of 37)

When I was a nipper, one of our hens laid her eggs a little way up a tree in a fork which was just beyond my reach. The makeshift nest proved too awkward for her to sit on properly, and the eggs either fell out and smashed, or stayed there and addled.



Natural selection. Most mutations are harmless, some mutations prove to be advantageous, some not. The one that makes you lay eggs in a really stupid place would be not advantageous.

Intowntonight - 09 Jun 2022 20:48:20 (#17 of 37)

But if it protected your eggs from predators (and omelette fanciers) , it might be

breakfast - 11 Jun 2022 23:55:01 (#18 of 37)

Even newer research suggests they were tempted down by crystal meth.

Tinymcsmithy - 12 Jun 2022 03:10:32 (#19 of 37)

Maybe they just wanted to go home to roost?

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Jun 2022 06:18:24 (#20 of 37)

I hate chickens. They're creepy. They move weirdly. Pecky fuckers.

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