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Why do flamingos stand on one leg?

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It seems like kind of an awkward way to spend most of your time, but flamingos seem perfectly happy to hang out on one leg. For a long time, people assumed they were trying to conserve heat. But thanks to some unusual research, SciShow can share the real reason. 

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