Big Data: Opium-addicted parrots raid India’s poppy fields.
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That’s the number of times per day that groups of opium-addicted parrots are feeding on the poppy fields of India. Farmers have tried to scare the birds away by setting off firecrackers and screaming at them through loudspeakers. But the fowl are undeterred. The Daily Mail reports that some parrots have even trained themselves to swoop down on the poppies without squawking — and feed their habits undetected.