Saturday, September 13, 2008

Radio Pick: Birds Singing Beethoven's Fifth

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA - My radio pick of the week this week was CBC Radio One's Quirks and Quarks.

A bird that knows Beethoven's fifth symphony? Or did Beethoven copy the bird? Probably not the latter, since the Rufous-and-white Wren lives in Costa Rica as described in the season premiere of Quirks and Quarks. This 53-minute program also included a good description of the Higgs Boson, but that short audio clip of a bird sounding like Beethoven about 32 minutes into the show was worth the whole experience.

Listen to a streaming MP3 of Quirks and Quarks "A Bird That Knows Beethoven"

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