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Lost parrot recites his name and address, is smarter than many kids

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I gave in to both my X chromosomes here and just finished a solid 20-second "Awwww" at the story of one Yosuke Nakamura, an African grey parrot who was separated from his family for several days in a city near Tokyo. He ignored Shinjiro Uemura, a local police officer who tried chatting to him when they rescued him from a neighbor's roof, but the bird didn't say anything till he'd been moved to a vet's office.

After a couple of days, not only did he see fit to inform the vet that he was Mr. Yosuke Nakamura - note the sauciness of throwing an honorific into his own name! - but he rattled off the family's full address and sang songs to the hospital's staff. Lo and behold, there was an actual Nakamura family living where Yosuke said they were, and they were missing a bird they'd spent two years teaching his name and address. :D

Before we start cracking too wise about how much smarter the bird is than certain people, though, we should remember that African greys are really really really friggin' smart as a rule, and I hear they're less evil than my friend's old...some kind of pretty bird, who liked to dive-bomb us and fake-laugh in her cage like Satan. (No, I don't know what Satan sounds like when he laughs in a cage, but this bird was scarier.) 

[Via the AP] 


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