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If you feed a bird uncooked rice, does it really explode?

Asked by jcs007 (1765points) June 13th, 2008
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Breefield's avatar

One of my friend’s myspaces has that at the whatchamacallit, like the second name or…status or whatever…weird.
I dunno, I’m gonna try though :p

Stocky's avatar

Hold on im testing it now… shit that was messy. anyone got a towel?

AstroChuck's avatar

I read that the exploding bird rumor is just that. I believe I read about this urban legend on

jonno's avatar

They say that about giving Panadol to a seagull too

simone54's avatar

It’s not going to explode like KABOOM explode. It just stretches out there stomach until it is too much.

Grim's avatar

Curiosity killed the… err… bird?

osullivanbr's avatar

The nice folks over at Project FeedWatch tell us…

Lots of birds eat uncooked rice in the wild. Bobolinks, sometimes called rice birds, are a good example. While rice is okay for birds, many wedding parties now throw bird seed instead.

And they should know. They seem, well, a bit over enthusiastic shall we say, about bird feeding.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

test it out and report back to fluther

Dog's avatar

@jonno- why would anyone give a seagull Panadol to begin with?

Great answers here. @osullivanbr Great link!

AstroChuck's avatar

The reason wedding parties now throw bird seed rather than rice is because many people have injured themselves slipping on the rice. Bird seed just gets crushed when you step on it. It has nothing to do with preventing birds from exploding.

gailcalled's avatar

I was told, when little, that cherry pits, if swallowed, would grow into cherry trees.

And we have lots of Bobolinks but not rice paddies.

Bri_L's avatar

I fed rice to a bird and it exploded immediately. I also fed the rice to a frog and it exploded to. It might have been bad rice because I dropped the bag and the bag exploded.

gailcalled's avatar

Or pop corn?

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