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Orange County Fair to Debut Caviar-Covered Twinkies

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It's fair season, and that means all manner of sugary sweet and deep-fried foods will be available for purchase. But if fried Oreos and cotton candy aren't your thing, consider these Twinkies covered in caviar.

Chicken Charlie’s whipped up the Twinkie for the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. The swanky snack, which will be available from July 17 to August 16, isn't cheap: The indulgent treat will set you back a cool $125, a price tag chosen in honor of the fair's 125th anniversary.

Other strange (but more affordable) options at the fair include fried Kool-Aid, fried pickles with peanut butter, and a fried Slim Fast bar—a snack only slightly stranger than a caviar-covered Twinkie.

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Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?
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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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