"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."  False:

  • the bird in your hand must be a small bird in order for you to have it in your hand.  the birds in the bush may be any size and thus possibly worth more at market
  • it is possible to throw a net around the bush, guaranteeing capture of the two birds
  • going after the two birds does not necessitate the release of the bird in your hand.  transfer custody of the bird to a trusted associate for a shot at a total of three birds



People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.