Chilean ‘chicken butt’ researchers make birds walk like dinosaurs

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    Chilean researchers attached tails to chickens to see if they could replicate the walk of dinosaurs. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY FILE)

    Chilean researchers attached tails to chickens to see if they could replicate the walk of dinosaurs. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY FILE)

    Guess what? Chicken butt!!

    Research involving chicken butts recently got the attention of regular Pulse contributor Dr. Bethany Brookshire. Researchers in Chile attached fake “tails” to chickens days after birth to weigh them down in such a way as to replicate the posture and walk of dinosaurs. Read Bethany’s feature and watch the chicken butt video here.

    Brookshire is a science writer and educator for Science News and writes for Eureka lab. She blogs under the name “Scicurious” and has a knack for finding the strangest science experiments and studies under the sun.

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