Ask not for whom the cock crows — Ask for whom the clock goes

Clocks rule cocks, crows this study: “Circadian clock determines the timing of rooster crowing,” Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura, Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 6, March 18, 2013, pp. R231-R233. The authors, at Nagoya University, Japan, report: “Crowing of roosters is described by onomatopoetic terms such as ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ (English), ‘ki-ke-ri-ki’ (German), and ‘ko-ke-kok-koh’ (Japanese). Rooster […]