If you’re in the market for a new car, here’s something to consider. Depending on the color, its paint job might attract more bird droppings.
Hard-working scientists in England have studied the frequency of bird poop on different color — or shall I say colour? — cars, the Daily Mail reports. Unless you’re a fan of frequent car washes, you might want to steer away from red — I mean, crimson.
Out of 1,140 observed cars, 18 percent of red vehicles were hit with bird droppings. Green cars had the least droppings with a 1 percent rate.
Why red? The Daily Mail offers up a bit of explanation.
Angry birds indeed. The full spectrum and their incidence ratios are below:
Red – 18 percent
Blue – 14 percent
Black – 11 percent
White – 7 percent
Grey/Silver – 3 percent
Green – 1 percent
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