TIL that some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of pest control for their nests. The nicotine in the cigarettes helps keep parasites away. by whatilearned March 11, 2022, 7:19 am Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature.2012.11952 What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote birdsbuttscigarettecigarettescontrolfinchesformhelpsnestsNicotineparasitesPestsparrowsTILToday I learnedurban See more Previous article Doctors, what is the rarest medical condition you have seen in practice? Next article Today, March 11th, 2022, is the two year anniversary of Covid-19 being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. What’s something you have accomplished in these past two pandemic years? 4 Comments Leave a Reply Sooo…I’m taking from this that I need to smoke to keep away parasites. Log in to Reply Life uuhhh finds a way Log in to Reply Kind of a drag but one way to filter out parasites I guess. Log in to Reply So much for the “bird brained” theory Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.