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Q: Exploding Seagull - Alka Seltzer ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Exploding Seagull - Alka Seltzer
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: philringrow-ga
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Posted: 13 Apr 2006 09:34 PDT
Expires: 13 May 2006 09:34 PDT
Question ID: 718537
I have been told that if you give a Seagull an Alka-Seltzer it will
explode, because the birds have no way of releasing gases. Is this
true and why?
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Subject: Re: Exploding Seagull - Alka Seltzer
From: probonopublico-ga on 13 Apr 2006 09:48 PDT
This is probably true for the reason that you have stated.

I've also heard that feeding them bread that has been soaked in a
solution of bicarbonate of saod has the same effect.

This is only hearsay ... I've got no first hand experience.
Subject: Re: Exploding Seagull - Alka Seltzer
From: answerfinder-ga on 13 Apr 2006 09:52 PDT
This is probably an urban myth. This has been discussed before on
Google Answers. See here
Subject: Re: Exploding Seagull - Alka Seltzer
From: markvmd-ga on 13 Apr 2006 19:26 PDT
Naw, the Alka-Seltzer bit is an uban legend. 

Much more fun is to loosely tie a bit of squid or fish to the ends of
a string and toss it in the air. One gull will grab it and head off to
eat when another will grab the other end and (usually) head in a
different direction.

Results-- sudden yanking of one or both birds from their respective flight paths.

I am ashamed of some of the stuff I used to do as a kid... but this
isn't one of 'em!

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