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post Apr 25 2007, 05:31 PM
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I have searched the internet over and over. I have found many responses:



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So my question is this:

Do pigeons really explode when you feed them rice?

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post Apr 25 2007, 05:43 PM
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Nope, rice does not make pigeons explode.
I worked in a wildlife rehabilitation centre the summer before last, for some reason I can't remember, we had a debate about it at one point - we concluded that it's just a weird urban legend.

Also, Snopes says so!!

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post Apr 25 2007, 06:35 PM
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As awesome as it would be to see a pigeon explode via rice, it is indeed an urban myth.

The real reason they don't throw rice at weddings (which is where I'm assuming this is stemming from), is that throwing rice on pavement is the equivalent of throwing a bag of rice-grain sized marbles.....so many people were slipping and hurting themselves that they decided to stop throwing it.

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(and yes, I actually did try feeding pigeons rice when I was little.....for pure scientific (aka: explodey) reasons happy.gif )

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post Apr 25 2007, 10:13 PM
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[quote] rice does not make pigeons explode[quote]

What if you feed them tons of rice?

Admitadly, it's not something that most people will do - but in the name of science; perhaps we should clear this up here and now?

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post Apr 25 2007, 10:35 PM
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I suppose if you only fed a pigeon rice for a day or so that they would explode if you gave them water to drink...

maybe its the exclusivity of those two..

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post Apr 27 2007, 11:22 AM
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The rice, as with any other dried pulse, swells in their stomachs. Which may mean death, or a need to go to the toilet very suddenly.

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post Apr 30 2007, 12:18 PM
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Probably not. But they might if you sing really badly. Like in the first Shrek film.

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post May 1 2007, 11:55 AM
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If you fed them enough and fast enough it might rupture their stomach, and then they'd keel over and die a very painful pigeon death. But you wouldn't know their stomach had ruptured to look at them. But I'd think pigeons would probably not eat rice that fast, so are safe. Now feed them baking soda and then let them drink carbonated water. That would do it.

Infact that last one if done with large enough quantities of baking soda (I am talking enough baking soda to make you're average human vomit) and coke you can rupture a human stomach with that combo. I amusingly watched it happen on the show myth busters with a pigs stomach and a hell of a lot of baking soda and coke. The tummy burst before the contents could escape out of the esophagus biggrin.gif.

If I find the video on youtube I'll post it. So if you're feeling mean then lots of baking soda and coke would do it. Vinegar and baking soda work even better, but not many pigeons would drink vinegar is my guess. Generally any acidic drink and a lot of baking soda get the desired effect.

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post May 2 2007, 10:14 AM
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just put baking soda on bread.

i saw it in a film, but cant remember what one. it was awesome though.


it was something about drugs and based in a college and they had a rowing thing. omg i cant remember....

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