There is an image of the ostrich born out of the cartoons we watched as kids. It’s the idea that it would bury it’s head in the sand at the first sign of any threat under the notion that if it cannot see the threat then there is no problem.
But growing up I found out that the ostrich has a less stupid survival mechanism. It is not only fast as a horse but also can kick you to death. Chances are it’s not likely to hide in the sand. Not when it can outrun most things and stamp most things that can catch it.
But the imagery stuck. [Read more...]