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17 Reasons Why Pigeons Are Actually Amazing

The world’s most frequent flier also happens to be one of the most interesting characters of all time.

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8. One pigeon named Cher Ami actually saved the lives of nearly 200 men during World War I. NOT A JOKE. HERE IS PROOF:


We are along the road parallel to 276.4. Our artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us. For heaven’s sake, stop it.

13. ...and are even smart enough to RECOGNIZE famous works of art.

In 1995, Japanese professors described an experiment in which pigeons were trained to distinguish between paintings by Monet and Picasso. Can most human beings even do that?!

Basically, pigeons rule.

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All fliers deserve to be treated with respect. Air on the Side of Humanity™ with JetBlue.

And check out more pigeons at Central Perch.