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Bird Feeder is a Fake Speed Camera

Tired of seeing motorists speed through his neighborhood, retired police officer Bill Angus decided to do something clever: he put a bird feeder shaped like a speed camera at the edge of his property facing the road. And it works!

Since the bright yellow box - pictured right - went up, the number of drivers doing 60mph through the 30mph zone has come down. Mr Angus insists - without so much as a hint of a smile - that the effect on speeders is no more than a happy coincidence.

'Why does everyone think it's a fake speed camera?' he asked. 'It's a bird box and has been designed this way to stop people stealing it. It's a bright colour, too, to attract the blue tits and finches. 'Since I have put it up, the traffic is keeping to 30mph. If people want to think it is a camera, that is a matter for themselves.' [...]

Mr Angus said the domes on either side of his bird box were fake camera lenses to deter thieves, and the lamp on the front, which looks like a camera flash, was part of an old torch he used to plug a hole he 'accidentally' made.

He added: 'I'd been reading that people should put up bird boxes because of the cold winter. I'm a bit shocked people think it's a camera.'

Police added that there's no law against putting up "fake" speed cameras on private property: Link


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Norwegian Blue - many of the camera boxes are empty, but people still slow down for them. They swap the innards around between a corps of cabinets.
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It's funny when people quote text and render it incorrect..."pictured right".....uh wait :D

Although it's also kind of silly for writers/publishers who use the web to associate any such directionality with their articles. What happens in a few months when the website gets a face lift? I'd hate to be the guy that has to go through all the content and replace "pictured right" with "pictured left". Why not just say "pictured here" to start with?
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