7 Aug 2019

Can you stare down a seagull to stop it stealing chips – the science put to the test

Seagulls. In many a seaside location they’ve become a menace, feared for their ability to make off with the lunch of unwary tourists.

But now scientists have been looking into how to deter them.

Their verdict? Don’t lose eye contact.

We went to Brighton to put the theory to the test.