Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 3 months ago

    Yep, ostriches don’t have much brain power…hence the urban myth is when danger is approaching, they stick their heads in a hole in the ground… ;)

  2. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, 3 months ago

    A brain about the size of a politician’s. They lay lots of eggs, too.

  3. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, 3 months ago

    Oh, but the DRUMSTICK’s!!!

  4. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Can we have an “Amen” here?

  5. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, 3 months ago

    Why has comments about ostrich egg turned political?
    Go to politic strip have fun there.

    I have not goggle how many eggs can ostrich lay for babies?

  6. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 3 months ago

    @Kab Buch

    You are right. There must be a shortage of ostrich’s as I have never seen one running wild in the 50 years that I lived in northern California.

  7. snakemama

    snakemama said, 3 months ago


    ouch…that’s insulting to ostriches ;)

  8. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 3 months ago


    On a quiz show I watched a while back, there was a question about which bird is mistakenly believed to stick its head in the ground. One bright young thing answered “flamingo”, another said “penguin”.

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 3 months ago

    I can’t wait to see this.

  10. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    I don’t think they are native except to Africa (so not wild) but they are often raised on farms in the US because valued both for their meat and feathers.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    Brain size isn’t as relevant as once thought. Othwerwise how do bees do so much?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago


    That head-sticking-in-the-ground idea came from the Coat-of-Arms ostrich. Now that one does.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago


    Check South America.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 3 months ago

    Alex here is concerned about the ostriches’ feeling about losing that egg. The teacher has to consol her with facts about the ostrich brain size, implying that the ostrich hasn’t the capacity for such thought. Wonder how Alex would feel about human mothers who have nary a care about their young. A human mother has a normal sized brain yet can have very much the same level of concern about their children as an ostrich has over their eggs. Actually the human mother can be worse than an ostrich because at least an ostrich won’t try to kill their young.

  15. annette143

    annette143 said, 3 months ago


    I thought bees didn’t have emotion but this clip suggests they do. This bee showed true heroism.
    See this clip of a bumble bee rescuing another bee from a spider

    Bumble Bee Rescue by annette143

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