Science: Strictly for the Birds

After selling baubles and fancy fabrics to the world's theaters for more than a century, Dazian's Inc. is seldom surprised when strange uses are discovered for its merchandise. When its twisted metallic streamers, designed to decorate theater marquees, blossomed on the nation's highways as filling-station art, the stolid firm took it as a matter of course. Then a Middle Western mechanic reported that for the first time he was able to harvest a full crop from the strawberry patch next to his filling station. He gave all the credit to sunlight glinting off the bright streamers and frightening marauding birds.

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