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Is Your Car Prone to Poop? (Bird Poop, That Is.)

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Ever feel like your car is receiving more than its share of bird excrement? That's certainly the case for Car Talk caller Ross, who switched Acuras, went from white to green, and now seems to be driving an avian poop magnet. (Hear his call here.)

Well, Ross, we've got a post-show update from our Car Talk Bird Poop Research Division! Turns out, this issue has been studied. In detail, no less! According to this highly scientific study, the hue of your ride just might make a depositional difference.

What color of automobile has the highest percentage of direct hits? Here's the rundown-- and be sure to add to the steady of march of science, with your personal "findings" in the comments below!

A cute ball of feathers, with deadly aim!  (Flickr image by jsutcâ„“iffe)The bronze medal for most shat-upon ride?

White cars takes 3rd! (Flickr image by JenX 67)And in second?

Black. (Flickr image by lepow)And the gold medal winner for most splatted-upon car color? Ladies and Gentlemen, may we present...

Red! (Flickr image by radial monster)

Not pooped out yet? Check out our Guide to Windshield Poop Analysis for a more in depth study on this weighty matter.

Now tell us, what are your personal findings? Hmmm?

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