NewsDecember 01, 2010 05:04 PM
Brits: Mercury Turning Ibises Into Homosexuals
Mercury affects the behaviour of white ibises by "turning them homosexual", with higher doses resulting in males being more likely to pair with males. [...]
The team fed white ibises on food pellets that contained concentrations of mercury equivalent to those measured in the shrimp and crayfish that make up the birds' wetland diet.
The higher the dose of mercury in their food pellets, the more likely a male bird was to pair with another male.
We have reason to be skeptical: These are things called "ibises" and they're hanging out with British reporters. Of course they're gay. Those aren't BALD EAGLES. Eat as much mercury as you'd like, America. [BBC]