Brain Bumpers

Why don’t birds fall off their perches when they are sleeping?

Believe it or not, it takes less effort for a bird to stay on its perch than to let go of it. When a bird lands on a perch or a tree branch, tendons in its legs automatically tighten and its toes grip tight. This “locking mechanism” keeps the bird from falling off its perch when it falls asleep.

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