Chicken head tracking

This stupid video demonstrates an awesome feature chickens have: head stabilization :)

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+22 1. madilo commented 11 years ago

lol good skills
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+37 2. modder8her commented 11 years ago

Looks delicious!
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+25 3. etplayer commented 11 years ago

Those are? Thanksgiving and Christmas?
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+28 4. JimDunlop commented 11 years ago

Not a stupid video. That's bloody awesome! I wonder if other birds can do that too. (Trying to imagine that guy trying to hold down a turkey to do the same thing)...
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+8 5. Petralala commented 11 years ago

lol cool
Liked the way the chickey retaliated in the end, I would be slightly miffed too I guess :D
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+15 6. MsZoomy commented 11 years ago

I prefer my chikens in nugget form!!
pretty cool trick, interesting gift!!
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+21 7. ripzone commented 11 years ago

No. 6 is on the right. However once they are reduced to nugget form and consumed, they bounce around - losing all ability to track.
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+16 8. Cargoon commented 11 years ago

I think it was a highly trained stunt chicken. ;)
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+7 9. BigBang commented 11 years ago

Every (walking) bird uses this 'head stabilizing', cause when thir head is fixed, they can see 360° around their head. When they move, their view is drastically reduced.
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-4 10. Smurfed commented 11 years ago

They got there Dad 2 chickens. Cheap skate barstads
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+6 11. Redplague commented 11 years ago

I think he was just winging it personally.
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+2 12. Dokandre commented 11 years ago

most_unique is that you? :)

nice vid btw 8-)
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+5 13. me1ooo commented 11 years ago

I like my chickens rosted and not movin' so i can stab them with my fork and so they don't move on the plate >:) but prety nice video and very interesting :D
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+20 14. Woll commented 11 years ago

"So that covers head stabilization...now watch what happens when I shove my finger up its ass" - 1:38
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-6 15. AL-AIN commented 11 years ago

not funny O:)
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-2 16. BombDiggady commented 11 years ago

That would be a good way to creep out a date :D
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+4 17. proatwork commented 11 years ago

#14 I almost choked to death on a sandwich :) :)
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+4 18. Chris007 commented 11 years ago

omg u got 2 chickens behind u !
his dad will b like : wow a chicken!! molly get ready to make some chicken soup for dinner xD O:)
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+3 19. drunkinidiot commented 11 years ago

#8, i agree it takes years of training to become dinner! >:)
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+3 20. dariodexter commented 11 years ago

Awesome! I like the end!>:)
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+3 21. chAse commented 11 years ago

i know lizards do it, and probably dinosaurs did too..
lol.. imagine a T-rex stabilizing his head.
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0 22. ezeliel commented 11 years ago

LOL pretty amazing!!! Now, imagine some saying: "I could do better." LOOOOL
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+2 23. NoNameMcGee commented 11 years ago

same question as #12...
just asking.

cool but random vid,
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+3 24. revilowo commented 10 years ago

it can't pick you in the eye, because you got glasses on your idiot!
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+2 25. D-Pen commented 9 years ago

The camera is probably mounted in another chicken.
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+2 26. MakeTnotWar commented 9 years ago

The other chick is even more amazing: it can talk
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-1 27. badboy007 commented 9 years ago

I prefer the other chick
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+1 28. c0mmanderKeen commented 9 years ago

#9 Is right. Same reason doves rock their head - its to prolong the time its head stays steady. The birds vision will blur as their lenses cannont sharpen the picture very fast, so they only see when the head is stationary.

nice chicken btw ;)
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0 29. Iamweasel commented 9 years ago

#28 u got it right ... even though from an evolutionary point of view i find it amazing that they didnt develop lens sharpening because birds form a pretty "old" group of animals , have to ask attenborough about this 8-)