Bird Poop on Cars: The Motor MythBusters Investigate!

Why is it always right after a fresh wash, the birds come out to do their damage? You’ve just cleaned your cherished red car, then the local songbird comes along to help you redecorate—with poop. According to a study from the UK, birds prefer to poop on red cars, but the Motor MythBusters are skeptical about their science.

Bisi Ezerioha, Tory Belleci, and Faye Hadley—the Motor MythBusters team—don’t fully believe the results of the UK study for two big reasons: the study was self-reported and there was no control group. That means the researchers conducting the study called local vehicle

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