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Mike Tyson's New Reality Show Is About...Pigeons

Yes, pigeons.

(Newser) - In what may perhaps be the strangest celebrity news of the day, Mike Tyson is getting his own television series…about pigeons. Animal Planet is teaming up with the former boxing champ for Taking on Tyson, which will follow his involvement with competitive pigeon racing, Broadcasting & Cable reports. “...

Smuggler Caught With Pigeons in His Pants

(Newser) - A man was caught with his pants down at Melbourne Airport on Sunday—literally. When custom officers asked a suspicious-looking character who'd just flown in from Dubai to drop his trousers, they were shocked to find a live pigeon strapped to each leg, the Age reports. Each was wrapped in...

Iran Nabs 'Spying' Pigeons
 Iran Nabs 'Spying' Pigeons 

Iran Nabs 'Spying' Pigeons

Two birds arrested near Natanz nuclear site

(Newser) - Two pigeons are under arrest in Iran after the alleged avian spies were found hovering near the nation's uranium-enrichment plant at Natanz, the Telegraph reports. The first, a black one, was caught wearing espionage gear—a metal ring held by “invisible” strings. The birds may have been communicating what...

Venice Squawking Over Pigeons
Venice Squawking Over Pigeons

Venice Squawking Over Pigeons

City wants to say arrivederci to the foul fowl

(Newser) - Venice's pigeons are nearly as famous as its gondolas, but the days of tourists feeding pigeon in St. Mark's Square could be numbered, reports Der Speigel. Venice has one of the highest pigeon-to-person ratios of any city in the world, and fed-up city politicians want to remove the square's exemption...

Hollywood Tries Pigeon Birth Control
Hollywood Tries Pigeon Birth Control

Hollywood Tries Pigeon Birth Control

Rooftop feeders will hold contraceptive-laced kibble

(Newser) - Hollywood will try to cut its pigeon population by lacing rooftop feeders with birdie birth control. The contraceptive OvoControl P is meant to reduce the spectacular amount of pigeon poop flooding from above, the LA Times reports, and even PETA is on board. "We would much rather they use...

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