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Red cars attract the most bird poop

Red cars are for the birds, or at least they’re bird poop magnets.

A study in England claims birds give red cars their stamp of approval more often than any other color.

Mathew Creede who was driving through downtown Houston responded saying, “Obviously the British have a lot more time on their hands than we do by golly.”

Nonsense, claims Chris Holmes, Assistant Curator of Birds at the Houston Zoo. Holmes says birds don’t target a particular color. Any “accident” they have is purely that, accidental.

So we spoke to drivers around Houston to see if their finding matched the study.

Ashley Layton who parked her car in a downtown parking lot said, “If you come out here at 5 o’clock the birds are everywhere on the wires, and my car stays pretty clean. I’m probably jinxed me now.”

“I think that’s preposterous really, I think it’s just a numbers game,” says Adriel Wilson.

Blue cars are next in poopularity, with black and white cars not far behind.

Green is least poop attractive, but it’s important to note that green cars are sold less often than any other color.

So, unless birds have developed some kind of bombing sight, chances are, their poop just goes splat where it happens to land.

There is a possible solution.

No birds were harmed in the making of this story; wish we could say the same for our cars.


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