Important Question for Readers in the UK (It's About Creme Eggs)

So I'm sitting here reading up on Easter candy and I came across this statistic:

In the UK, annual sales of Cadbury Creme Eggs are in excess of 200 million eggs despite the limited sales period.

According to the World Bank, there are approximately 62 million people in the UK. That means the average person there is eating more than three Creme Eggs each year. Cadbury only makes another 100 million Eggs for the rest of the world.

My question for anyone living in or from the UK — does this jibe with your Easter-themed confection experiences?

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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