Are you familiar with the idea that an ostrich has a habit of sticking its head in the sand? You may have even heard of a number of explanations as to why they do this, so here is a fact that is probably going to just stop you in your tracks.

Several years ago, a large-scale study was carried out to see if this concept of the ostrich sticking its head in the sand was correct. In total, over 200,000 of the birds were observed for a period of time. How many did indeed stick their head in the sand?

Absolutely none.

Yes, all of those birds watched carefully and not one of them even made an attempt or even appeared to be remotely interested in sticking their head in the sand. It seems that when it comes to this act that we are merely projecting what we would do if we were in certain situations, so stop blaming the ostrich.