Always judge a man by his shoes

Matching game time! See if you can identify the celebrity, historical figure or famous fictional character from their shoes alone.

1. Elton John
2. Bettie Page
3. Mikhail Baryshnikov
4. Heaven's Gate cult leader Marshall Applewhite
5. Michael Jordan
6. Louis XIV of France
7. Gregory Hines
8. Jesus Christ
9. Eddie Vedder
10. Adolf Hitler
11. Marie Antoinette
12. Jam Master Jay
13. Gene Simmons
14. Captain Ahab

Answers after the jump!

A: 6 - Louis XIV
B: 8 - Jesus
C: 14 - Captain Ahab
D: 9 - Eddie Vedder
E: 10 - Adolf Hitler
F: 3 - Mikhail Baryshnikov
G: 11- Marie Antoinette
H: 13- Gene Simmons
I: 5- Michael Jordan
J: 12- Jam Master Jay
K: 1 - Elton John
L: 2 - Bettie Page
M: 4 - Marshall Applewhite
N: 7 - Gregory Hines

Bone Broth 101

Whether you drink it on its own or use it as stock, bone broth is the perfect recipe to master this winter. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education

Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?

If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock-human voices, the Sci Show's latest video explains below.

While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds and songbirds. While examining the brains of these avians, researchers noted that their brains contain clusters of neurons, which they've dubbed song nuclei. Since other birds don't possess song nuclei, they think that these structures probably play a key role in vocal learning.

Parrots might be better at mimicry than hummingbirds and songbirds thanks to a variation in these neurons: a special shell layer that surrounds each one. Birds with larger shell regions appear to be better at imitating other creatures, although it's still unclear why.

Learn more about parrot speech below (after you're done jamming out to Hatebeak).


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