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October 15, 2014

#1434: Where Do Birds Go

Where Do Birds Go

{{Title text: Water

ice has a lot of weird phases. Maybe asking ‘where do birds go when it rains’ is like asking ‘where does Clark Kent go whenever Superman shows up?’}}

[[Man sitting at a desk using a computer]]

Man: “Where do birds go when it rains?” is my new favorite Google search.

Woman ((off scene)): Why:

[[Zoom out to show man and woman]]

Man: It gives the answer, but also shows you an endless torrent of other people asking the same question. Pages and pages of them, across regions and cultures.

[[Showing only the computer displaying Google search results]]

Man: I love the idea that somehow this is the universal question, the thing that unites us. When it rains we wonder where the birds go, and hope they’re staying dry.

((Large infographic-like collage of results of “where do birds go when it rains?”))

[[Bird standing on a power line]]

[[Zoom in on bird as it’s starting to rain]]

[[Zoom out and bird is in the middle of a rain storm]]

[[Bird flies down toward a phone on the ground]]

[[Bird stands on the phone]]

[[Bird tapping on the phone]]

Bird ((tapping)): W…h…e…r…e… d…o… b…i…r…d…s…