Sure, it may look like the seagull is playing along with the man hiding the food under three cups in an attempt to trick the bird but know this: seagulls are motherfuckers who don’t care about you or silly games. It is not playing along. It is in complete control. The bird is only pretending because it knows that it’s…
Videographer Paul Parker filmed seagulls flying past his window in Cornwall, England, for an hour. He compressed the hour into the short film you see above. This is not a video for ornithophobics, because, wow, are there a lot of birds here.
In 1856, seabird guano was an in-demand fertilizer, so the the United States Congress passed The Guano Islands Act. This legislation was a precursor to American imperialism, as it allowed citizens to claim bird-crap-covered islands in the USA's name.