Bridgestone Birds Poop On Red Cars Most, Study Says
Birds Poop On Red Cars Most, Study Says
2012-06-25
 Birds Poop On Red Cars Most, Study Says

If you drive a car, you'll be blue when you read this: red cars attract more bird droppings than any other color

If you drive a car, you'll be blue when you read this: red cars attract more bird droppings than any other color.

The game-changing evidence comes from a new study from Great Britain, which recorded the number of "emissions" made on cars by the birds in five British cities.
More than 1100 cars were analyzed over a two-day period and at the end, 18 percent of the pooped-on cars were red and 14 percent were blue, followed by black (11 percent), white (7 percent), grey or silver (3 percent) and green cars, which only got one percent of the bird bombs, according to Independent Online.

Why are birds targeting red cars more than others? Hard to say conclusively, since Halfords, the British-based auto retailer that sponsored the survey, didn't bother to survey the birds themselves. Instead, they gathered anecdotal explanations from drivers. For instance, one Lexus driver suggested newly polished cars suffer because birds see a reflection of themselves, while a Ford Focus owner believed the darker the color the deeper the reflection and the more violent the reaction.

Others thought birds saw red as a danger or they went for similar colors to their own plumage. In seaside resorts seagulls went for white cars, while in cities pigeons go for grey.
A spokesman for the British Trust for Ornithology poo-poohed those bird-brained theories and suggested to Independent Online that the key to avoiding bird p
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