Great Tits Cause Big Boobs for Internet Users!
Bird On! News
19th October 1996
Ornithologist Chris Mead was amazed when he heard that the World Wide Web pages that he writes for Bird On! - about feathered birds - were suddenly being looked at by thousands of new readers.
From 2,000 or 3,000 readers a week it suddenly increased to that amount per day! It turned out that the interest all came from an American Web access provider that had clearly just indexed Bird On! The references being looked at so avidly were 'tits', 'big tits', 'chicks', 'fat chicks' etc. All of these referred to research work on the survival of young Great Tits in the nest.
Clearly there are lots of people who use the net who are not interested in feathered birds because, once they found out these tits lacked boobs, they decided they had boobed and went to look elsewhere. If you are interested in feathered birds Bird On! is the place to look for news, pictures and much more about real birds.