Monday, August 27, 2007

Dear Bird Correspondent

"Present-day birds do not have teeth, though prehistoric ones did," replies the bird correspondent. "Your readers might be interested to know that, due to this fact that birds once had teeth, geneticists are hard at work creating a toothed chicken for our very own world, not because we need more vicious chickens but because getting a chicken to do this is step one in the fight against male pattern baldness. Seriously. [Here the bird correspondent generously provides a "link" - ed.] You’d think if doctors were going to help people grow things they no longer have, they’d come up with something better than hair on a bald dude. It’s that powerful comb lobby at work again. Ever yours, The Bird Correspondent"