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Ostrich… not stupid anymore

Alsalam alikom wa ra7mat Allah wa barakatoh

When I was a child, teachers used to show us a picture of an Ostrich hiding her head in the ground, back then they told us she is stupid because she thinks by not seeing the enemy, the enemy can’t see her…


Have you ever wondered whether this story’s true at all ?! (ie. Have you personally asked an ostrich and she told you that weird reason ?)

Let me ask you a similar question, why do you close your eyes when your doctor gives you a shot? I think it’s the feeling that you don’t want to “watch” the shot that will cause you pain…

Why don’t you think the Ostrich’s that same concept as humans? why did we judge she is stupid enough to think the other way!

My whole point is, try not to “judge” people by how you see their actions, let them explain them for you!

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  1. Actually the ostrich doesn't hide her head on the sand by any mean, it just tilt her head over the sands and watch whoever coming from there :)


    Do they put their heads in the sand?
    Actually, that’s a myth: ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand! When an ostrich senses danger and cannot run away, it flops to the ground and remains still, with its head and neck flat on the ground in front of it. Because the head and neck are lightly colored, they blend in with the color of the soil. From a distance, it just looks like the ostrich has buried its head in the sand, because only the body is visible.

  2. hmmm, how about these pics then?

  3. Whatever that bird do whether any of you was correct :p I guess I get your point.
    The ostrich hides when it can do something else like fight to death or even run, while we close our eyes before taking a shot as there is no way to escape, we've already chosen to take the shot ourselves for some further target.
    I'm not sure if I was able to explain well or that I understood what you were referring at at first place :D

    P.S. Welcome back home :p


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