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Ornithology: The Real Birds Behind The Angry Birds

Angry Birds Real Ornithological Origin

When you play a game, do you ever stop to think about where the idea must have come from?  Me neither, but I am sure there are people out there that actually think about that.  When playing a game, it’s quite apparent where it is originally from, or at least where the idea must have come from.  To me, games are a way to get out of the busy and stressful daily chores and just think about… well, nothing for a little while.  The iPhone and the iPad are perfect for those occasions.  There are plenty of fast and simple games to download, and you don’t have to spend hours playing campaigns or lengthy adventures.  Some games work better than others to give your brain cells a little free time of their own.

Angry Birds; however, is one of those games that actually makes you start thinking about what kind of birds were used as models for each of the different kinds of birds.  It’s not really easy to understand where the bomb bird came from, for example, so where would you start to look for answers?  I bet there is not a bird in real life that goes poof once it hits something, I know that much.

Shane Parker, however, did the research and got his answers. After completing the Angry Birds Halloween edition, he wanted to celebrate by drawing the real ornithological origins for all the birds he had just been catapulting away with his slingshot for hours and hours.  The result is nothing less than brilliant.  I love the old biological book feel.  Now I never have to bother thinking about that whenever I take a few minutes to play Angry Birds.  Thanks Shane!

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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