The bird behavior that inspired Hitchcock’s “The Birds” explained with algae.

So while not specifically zombie related, this is definitely an interesting article about the events on August 18, 1961 in Monterey, California that inspired Alfred Hitchcock to create the movie, The Birds. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s about birds that went crazy and started attacking people one day.

While the movie is a classic, the events that inspired it have been a mystery until now.  According to the journal Live Science, the odd behavior came as a result of seabirds ingesting toxic algae in the fish they had eaten.

 

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