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Birds be gettin' down with ringtones


You know when you get one of those really annoying ringtones stuck in your head? Turns out we're not alone — our avian cousins are apparently afflicted with a similar disease, which additionally compels them to perform said ringtone in addition to their normal bird calls. German ornithologists are reporting confirmation that birds seem to have an uncanny knack for picking up and mimicing the popular ringtones in their regions, a phenomenon which has increaased due to rising numbers of mobile phone users as well as increased numbers of birds inhabiting urban environments. We imagine this is bound to make mating season that much more colorful. And in related news, the RIAA is mounting a series of suits against mobile phone users caught promoting piracy by broadcasting their ringtones to nearby pigeons.

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