Why Are Pigeons Home Bodies?
How do homing pigeons find their way home? Are they guided by sights, sounds or smells? Or perhaps they have more esoteric abilities, allowing them to read and follow the Earth’s magnetic patterns. Alex Dainis homes in on the subject in Bite Sci-zed. And, yes, the correct, original phrase was “homes in,” a reference to homing pigeons. Only recently has the phrase been bowdlerized to “hones in.”