When we see people going through trash, we can at least shoo them away. However, what would you do if you are living in a place where you had to deal with trash parrots. A suburban area in Australia has been having a tough time with some new guests that have been creating havoc in the vicinity. What is making things even worse is that these new neighborhood members are passing on a new trend to others as well.
Who Are Trash Parrots, and What Are They Doing Exactly?
The neighborhood members have been having a tough time as they are dealing with sulfur-crested cockatoos who have somehow learned to open trash cans. Not only do they do it themselves, but even other cockatoos are learning the same thing.
These birds are native to Eastern Australia and go by the scientific name Cacatua galerita. They are known to be highly social, live a long life, and are said to have large brains. The birds are also known for their intelligence and ability to learn new tricks.
How Did the Whole Thing Start?
The whole thing started when people across different parts of the country started posting videos wherein the birds were seen opening trash cans. Experts started noticing the trends and conducted their own observations and research about how this whole thing started. Since the birds would fly from one neighborhood to another, even the other Trash Parrots got the hang of the trick and carried it on.
Experts Still Have Their Eyes on the Birds
As per map-based analysis, the reports state that this practice may have started in faraway districts or areas and started spreading quickly. Nonetheless, expert eyes are still trying to figure out if this practice is more common in males or females cockatoos. Only time will reveal what exactly is going on and how it can come to an end.
A Man Meets His Dad Dressed as Buddy from the Movie “Elf”
Whether it was a Christmas miracle or something else, a man from Maine met his dad for the first time dressed as the character Buddy from the movie Elf. In the popular movie, actor Will Ferrell played a human who was accidentally raised by elves on the North Pole. Eventually, Buddy becomes way taller than the rest of the elves and is told the truth regarding his origins. He then decides to find his real dad who turns out to be a powerful publishing executive, who lives in New York City.
Doug Henning Dressed Like Will Farrel’s Elf and Even Sang a Song From the Movie
Doug Henning, who was raised by adoptive parents, managed to find his biological father thanks to his cousins and the famous website Ancestry.com. Once Doug got in touch with his father, a meeting was set-up to happen at Boston’s Logan Airport. For their first meeting, Henning decided to dress in clothes quite similar to those Will Farrel’s character wore in the film Elf, and he even prepared to sing a song from the movie.
Another similarity with the Elf movie is that Henning’s father had no idea that he actually had a son, just like James Caan’s character Walter. Henning thought that he would be at the airport with his dad who wanted to hear a song from his son, so he decided to not only dress like Will Farrel’s Elf but replicate one of the songs from the movie.
Doug Henning’s Father Had Never Seen the Movie “Elf”
Age 43, Doug Henning is married and lives in Eliot, Maine. Even though he knew his father had never seen the movie, he decided to go full elf on him. He thought replicating the scene from the popular movie would be a good way to break the ice, despite the possibility that his father might think his newly found son was insane. In the end, it seems Henning made a good decision because his father gave him a big hug.