There was a post on Engadget today that made me laugh. Chicken based camera stabilisation. Perhaps it is a direction that Canon will take with their next-generation image stabilisation? So the story is that chickens have an ability to keep their head still. This is news? Don't all birds have this?? Anyhoo an enterprising and very bored young chap has attached a mini-cam to a rooster. Note: no animals were hurt during the making of his films - but the other chickens will make fun of the guinea pig.. er chicken.. who took part.. forever.
Check it and the video out here: http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/30/chicken-based-camera-stabilization-more-effective-than-the-human/