This story about seagulls preferring food (flapjacks) that had been handled by humans amused me.
Particularly the reference to previous research which determined you can prevent the seagulls stealing your food by giving them a Paddington stare!!
Seagulls favour food that has been handled by humans, new research shows. Herring gulls were presented with two identical food items – one of which they had seen a human holding. The gulls pecked more often at the handled food, suggesting they use human actions when deciding what to eat. The University of Exeter study follows previous research which found that staring at seagulls makes them less likely to steal food.