Monday, May 4, 2015


There's so many things that defy the regular assumptions when it comes to this bird's anatomy,I mean was it supposed to be a bird,obviously there's a lot of birds that can't fly like penguins but there's nothing on land that walks on two legs that could possibly get any closer to the speed of an ostrich. The ostrich is the Ferrari in the world of bipedalism reaching speeds of 70km or 43miles/hr,that is 20km/hr faster than an emu.The emu is kinda strange too and incase you didn't know it's meat is completely black.

The ostrich and emu obviously look related and probably survive some of the most unforgiving landscapes of Africa and Australia respectfully,but am not here to talk about the emu today so let's move on to the ostrich.What's even more interesting is how could such an enormous bird with a brain the size of a peanut be so intelligent,even it's eyes are larger than a peanut.Am not relying on any scientific data here but if you actually see the eyes,they appear larger.The regular assumption is the smaller the brain,the less space there is,I suppose to store or process data.

As an animal in the African wild the law of nature is you better be more intelligent and physically fit or you are prey and no one is above the law of nature. While drinking from rivers, crocs look beneath the waters and territorial hippos will be more than happy to get rid of anything that gets too close.On land there is lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs constantly looking for prey.The ostrich though somehow has managed to outsmart a lot of these predators and actually survive pretty well compared to most herbivores that obviously have much larger brains.The intelligence of some predators especially lions is undeniable but still even finding a healthy ostrich as prey in the African savannah remains a rare sighting and that is a testimony of the intelligence that these birds possess.

Just thought I would share this video of an ostrich chasing cyclists,it's so hilarious!