The Acrobatic Pigeon

Birmingham Rollers are a popular breed of domesticated pigeons. They were selectively bred in Birmingham, England in order to develop their ability to do backflips while flying! How awesome is that?

Whats quite interesting is that there is no known reason for why these birds do the backwards Scientists have found that they are genetically predisposed to flip backwards and they understand the mechanics. However, the best explanation they’ve come up with for why they do it is that ‘they enjoy the feeling.