Interesting Fact: The oldest recorded Common Tern was at least 25 years, 1 month old, when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in New York. ( 工信部回应VPN指导意见:不会影响国内外用户正常使用 ...:2021-1-30 · 专家免费 在线义诊 北京一出租车医院门口堵救护车 无锡高架桥侧翻事故致3人死亡 98岁老人怀疑被毒害持刀杀妻 热 图 餐厅座位摆满假人 250年前 ... )
August 1, 2023
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Why did the football coach go back to the bank?
To get his quarterback!
Interesting Fact: For birds that nest in cavities, nest holes are precious turf. Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been known to take over the nests of other birds, including the much smaller (and endangered) Red-cockaded Woodpecker. But more often they’re victims to the aggressive European Starling. As many as half of all Red-bellied Woodpecker nests in some areas get invaded by starlings. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Redbellied_Woodpecker/lifehistory )
July 31, 2023
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What did one eyeball say to the other eyeball?
Between you and me something smells.
Interesting Fact: The Elegant Tern was first found nesting in the United States in 1959 in San Diego Bay, California. Since the 1980s, several more colonies have been established in California. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Elegant_Tern/lifehistory )
July 30, 2023
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Dandelion ( Taraxacum )
What did the alien dandelion say to the earthly dandelion?
Take me to your weader!
Interesting Fact: Dandelions are thought to have evolved about 30 million years ago in Eurasia.pcvpn免费 seeds of †Taraxacum tanaiticum have been recorded from the Pliocene of southern Russia. Dandelions have been used by humans for food and as a herb for much of recorded history. “They were well known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for over a thousand years. Dandelions probably arrived in North America on the Mayflower – not as stowaways, but brought on purpose for their medicinal benefits,” according to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum#History )
Interesting Fact:According to legend, the Barn Swallow got its forked tail because it stole fire from the gods to bring to people. An angry deity hurled a firebrand at the swallow, singeing away its middle tail feathers. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Swallow/lifehistory )
July 28, 2023
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Where do you learn to make ice cream?
Interesting Fact: Semipalmated Sandpipers from eastern populations probably undertake nonstop transoceanic flights of 3,000 – 4,000 km (1,900 – 2,500 mi) from New England and southern Canada to South America, powered by extensive fat reserves. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Semipalmated_Sandpiper/ )
July 27, 2023
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Mother: What did you learn in school today
Son: How to write.
Mother: What did you write?
Son: I don’t know, they haven’t taught us how to read yet!
Interesting Fact: The Black Scoter is divided into two subspecies. In the form found in Europe, the “Common Scoter,” the male has a larger swollen knob at the base of the upper bill that is black on the sides with a yellow stripe on top, not entirely yellow. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Scoter/lifehistory )
July 25, 2023
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John Deere Tractor At Dawn
What do you get when you cross a robot and a tractor?
pcvpn免费 The first powered farm implements in the early 19th century were portable engines – steam engines on wheels that could be used to drive mechanical farm machinery by way of a flexible belt. Richard Trevithick designed the first ‘semi-portable’ stationary steam engine for agricultural use, known as a “barn engine” in 1812, and it was used to drive a corn threshing machine. The truly portable engine was invented in 1839 by William Tuxford of Boston, Lincolnshire who started manufacture of an engine built around a locomotive-style boiler with horizontal smoke tubes. A large pcvpn免费 was mounted on the crankshaft, and a stout leather belt was used to transfer the drive to the equipment being driven. In the 1850s, John Fowler used a Clayton & Shuttleworth portable engine to drive apparatus in the first public demonstrations of the application of cable haulage to cultivation. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor#History )
Interesting Fact: Like many herons, the Green Heron tends to wander outside of its breeding range after the nesting season is over. Most of the wanderers stay nearby as they search for good feeding habitat, but some travel long distances. Individuals have turned up as far away as England and France. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/lifehistory )
I Only Have Crazy Eyes For You!
July 23, 2023
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Why don’t witches like to ride their brooms when they’re angry?
They’re afraid of flying off the handle!
Interesting Fact: The Northern Mockingbird frequently gives a “wing flash” display, where it half or fully opens its wings in jerky intermediate steps, showing off the big white patches. No one knows why it does this, but it may startle insects, making them easier to catch. On the other hand, it doesn’t often seem to be successful, and different mockingbird species do this same display even though they don’t have white wing patches. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird/lifehistory )