Forget about voluptuous hip sways—long tail feathers are the new hotness and at a discount, too. A couple of UC Berkeley scientists studied the effects of longer tails in (hummingbird) males and found they’re surprisingly efficient.

While some models predicted a 50 percent energy increase in birds with long tails than those without, the study found the metabolic costs are only around 2 percent. Zounds, that’s impressive.

Obviously the only rational thing to do now is apply the study’s findings to humans. Who knows, maybe grafting a pseudo tail twice your body length to your bum will finally make that cutie in your Wednesday lecture notice you. No, scratch that—they will definitely notice you. How can you lose!?

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Long, sexy tails not a drag for male hummingbirds [NewsCenter]



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