Interesting facts about scarecrows
February 26, 2010 | In: Random interesting fact
The scarecrow is one of the most familiar figures of the rural landscape not only in the United States but throughout the world.
Scarecrows frighten birds because of the human odor emitted from the clothes they wear. Come rain and wind, this odor dissapears.
The first scarecrows in recorded history were placed along the Nile River to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail.
Japanese farmers also began making scarecrows to protect their rice fields. The farmers hung old rags, meat, and fish bones from bamboo poles in their fields and then set them on fire. The smell was so bad that birds, and all other living creatures, stayed far away from the crops.