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The word GREEN, in its alternate definition meaning "environmentally-friendly," has become a heavily-used tag in recent years. I was listening to a sixties-pop radio station recently, and the DJ played three GREEN songs in a row. I did some research, and I found that exactly nine U.S. top-ten pop hits have contained the word GREEN in their titles. Oddly, every single one of them was released between 1960 and 1970. I guess that was the real "Green Decade."

And so, for today's Brain Game...

How many of these nine top-10 pop
GREEN songs can you name?

Click for a hint (the names of the artists behind the 9 songs)

Here are the ANSWERS.

Booker T. & the MGs
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Kingsmen
Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Jim Lowe
The Lemon Pipers
Ssgt. Barry Sadler
O.C. Smith
Sugarloaf

Here are the ANSWERS.

THE ANSWERS:

"GREEN ONIONS" by Booker T & the MGs
"GREEN RIVER" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"JOLLY GREEN GIANT" by The Kingsmen
"GREEN GRASS" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys
"GREEN DOOR" by Jim Lowe
"GREEN TAMBOURINE" by The Lemon Pipers
"BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS" by Ssgt. Barry Sadler
"LITTLE GREEN APPLES" by O.C. Smith
"GREEN-EYED LADY" by Sugarloaf

 

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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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