When the whole world was busy trying to decipher the meaning of the word “covfefe”, which was only known to a “small group of people” apart from the US president, India too had some rather colorful knowledge to bestow on everyone.
Rajasthan High Court Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma, who spoke to CNN-News18 about his order that the cow be made our national animal, also shared some insights about India’s national bird, the peacock.
In his own words, Sharma said that peacocks are “aajeevan brahmachari” or lifelong celibate creatures. Hence, they do not mate with peahens. So, where do the chicks come from? Apparently, the peahen pecks on the tears of the peacock, which impregnates her. He also added that celibacy is the reason that Krishna adorned himself with its feather.
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After listening to the judge, the internet felt it had a moral responsibility to respond. Here are some reactions from the Twittersphere:
Some found the demo video of the occurrence
Some scripted hypothetical scenarios
Rajesh Khanna’s iconic dialogue from Amar Prem was revived
Even Johnson’s Baby shampoo was not spared
But most let their imagination fly to great heights, unlike a peacock: