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Bacon Fat Keyboard Allows Real Birds To Use Twitter [Video]


Voldemars Dudum, a writer at Latvian weekly magazine Ir, has come up with an ingenious way to get nature involved in social networking. He’s set up a keyboard with cubes of bacon fat affixed to the keys.

Birds are attracted to the bacon (naturally), which provides the energy they need during the cold months on the Latvian coast. The birds land on the keyboard to peck away at the keys, producing gibberish that is sent off to the @hungry_birds Twitter account. There’s also a webcam set up to capture all of the action for the Birds on Twitter webpage.

Granted, it’s not the most insightful use of 140 characters, but it’s still pretty high up there compared to some of the other tweets people send.

The birds are currently seeking out other food in the warmer weather, but you can check out some recorded video after the break.

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(via Wired)

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