What the Fuck Does a Squirrel Have to Do With Waffles Anyway?
If you have ever watched “What the Fuck Does a Squirrel Have to Do With Waffles?”, you probably know that the animal has nothing to do with waffles. After all, squirrels are accustomed to living near humans, so they’re used to being around people, too. However, you might have a different opinion about the movie, and we’re here to dispel any misconceptions.
Squirrels are acclimated to living around humans
The recent discovery that squirrels have become habituated to human food is an important development in understanding why they are so bold in the presence of people. In a recent study conducted at Curtin University, researchers found that eastern grey squirrels had adapted to humans by avoiding unnatural responses when they encountered humans. This adaptation may also explain why certain species of humans are more aggressive toward squirrels when they are in proximity to humans.
In one study, researchers from Murdoch University found that squirrels show signs of alertness when approached by humans. The distances were measured when they saw the human and were able to fly away. Almost 90 percent of the squirrels moved away when the man turned his head toward them. This suggests that squirrels have become accustomed to humans and waffles.
In another study, researchers fed squirrels sunflower seeds and analyzed the Giving-Up Density, which measured how many seeds were left by the squirrels after a specified period of time. Squirrels that live near humans had the lowest Giving-Up Density, suggesting that squirrels are less wary of humans are a good source of food. Higher canopy coverage was associated with lower Giving-Up Densities. This may be because squirrels have an easy escape route to trees.
Fake waffle shop
You may be wondering if that downtown Fake Waffle Shop really exists. If you think it is, think again. There are several reasons that you should visit this place instead of the other ones. You get unlimited coffee, and they have a wide variety of waffles. And you can order tomato slices as a side. So how can a Fake Waffle Shop be any good?
The first reason to visit this place is the quirky name. The owners of this place fell in love with the Milkweed flower and were inspired to create a waffle shop featuring the flower that is essential for Monarch butterflies. Whether you’re craving a Belgian waffle or a burger, you’ll love the variety of flavours offered by this unique establishment. You won’t be disappointed!
The menu at Waffallonia is similar to the timetable at a European train station. It’s green and white, and names the waffles after Belgian cities connected by train. The ‘bars’ are in the back and are populated with tall stools. Eating at the bar in front of the wall feels quite constricting, but the wood panel wall reminds me of a cozy winter cabin in Europe. It might be a challenge to keep it looking that way in the Pittsburgh summer months.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.