Smokers help birds ward off mites

Smokers help birds ward off mites

There are 25 comments on the New Scientist story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Smokers help birds ward off mites. In it, New Scientist reports that:

It's not just people that have a penchant for cigarettes. Birds living in urban environments often use cigarette butts to line their nests.

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Jei Elle

Denver, CO

#31 Jan 12, 2013
After observing the posts in these threads, my conclusion is:

ANTIS are nothing more than HYPERBOLIC DOLTS.
PEE YU

Winnipeg, Canada

#33 Jan 24, 2013
Jei Elle wrote:
After observing the posts in these threads, my conclusion is:
ANTIS are nothing more than HYPERBOLIC DOLTS.
Translation Cough cough hack OMG!
FilmatEleven

Myersville, MD

#34 Jan 24, 2013
PEE YU wrote:
<quoted text> Cough cough hack OMG!
Ladies and Gentlemen, here you have witnessed first hand the sickening results of Whining Pig aka PEE YU choking on a stanky peder wad off his GBF.
Stinkola

Winnipeg, Canada

#36 Feb 17, 2013
orteilos flugante wrote:
birds use dust to fight mites,cigbuts contain water which weakens birds defences..Ive never seen abird carry a cigbut or build nests from them or even pick around on them or ever even get near them.I think your story is punk
Its probably smokers are flicking their butts into the forest hoping to start a forset fire, but instead they land in nests. If I was a bird I'd zhit on the heads of smokers.
Make em pay

Winnipeg, Canada

#37 Mar 20, 2013
FilmatEleven wrote:
<quoted text>Ladies and Gentlemen, here you have witnessed first hand the sickening results of Whining Pig aka PEE YU choking on a stanky peder wad off his GBF.
Go wash you brown fingers and brush your brown teeth. That is from smoking right? Smells just like zhit too

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