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Ahoy! Sea Turkeys

Clearly not these self-brining wild went wading into the Maine water at low tide.

often mentioned the flock of turkeys wintering at our house. The has shrunk from two dozen to eight (not sure the others went), but those are both hearty and seaworthy. week Pamelia looked out and saw roaming and pecking in the low tide. they were gobbling up pebbles and crushed shells—good for grinding grub in their

A bit farther south, in Montville, New an owl has been keeping Sarah awake some nights its hoots. Her dad, Scott, that when he was out chopping ice in the at dusk the other day, he saw the of something large perched in a He says it was size of a huge with two ears sticking up. he realized that it was an owl—”much than I imagined an owl could he says. From his description two feet tall), it may have a great horned owl, an hunter and, according to the Lab of Ornithology, the only animal regularly eats skunks. A smaller possibility is the long-eared which stands only 15 inches tall but has a resounding that might keep awake: Its call can be heard of a mile away. Scott his daughter, a budding naturalist, put the in context: “Sarah reminded me the original name for the area name, taken from the Indians’ name for the area) was Owl And the town crest still has the owl

on it.”

Veggies Vs. Fruit (Cont.)

As after the last post the scientific differences between and vegetables, my botanist friend in—and confirmed (whew) legumes are indeed fruit. So beans do qualify. He added note:

A scandal! It#039;s not all

“During one of my programs as an interpretive at [a national park], I would everyone sit down beside a road, and we would discuss vs. vegetables (with appropriate One of the items I brought along on the was a can of Veg-all, which really be called ‘Veg-half’ because of the eight main ingredients are I recall that at least one of was a legume. Another misnomer on shelves is V-8. It’s close to being correct the only non-V is the tomato. in the interest of accuracy, the ad should ‘I could have had an F-1/V-7.’”

A thank-you to my longtime friend and Roger Jackson for flagging tale of a cat burglar in California had stolen 600 items from homes—and turned out to be an actual]

Answer to the Last :

What has two big arms and three arms and be seen only at The Milky Way galaxy. The arms are the of its spiral shape.

The Milky our galaxy, is made up at least 200 stars. The universe contains at 200 billion galaxies. Do you think maybe a slight chance there’s some other of life out there?

Today’s Puzzlers:

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A memory Study these animal for 30 seconds, then look and try to write them down in the order.

Porcupine Mink Badger Porcupine Deer

A tongue twister: Say “Good for grinding grub in their three times, fast.

Copernicus . the Polish astronomer who the revolutionary discovery that the revolves around the Sun (instead of the way around), would have 538 years old today. Amazingly, he had so talents and occupations (including diplomat, jurist, translator, leader and economist) that was essentially just one of his hobbies.

Galton . a half-cousin of Charles who coined the term “nurture nature,” created the first map, and invented the silent dog would have been 189 week. A former child he was prolific in his ideas and research, up with the concept of statistical exploring and mapping southwest and pioneering the study of inherited meteorology and even fingerprints. He did not the phrase “can of worms,” but in up with the term eugenics and that selective breeding raise the intellectual level of (apparently without considering the consequences of that idea), he one of the largest such cans in

Francis Galton

Alessandro . the Italian physicist who in 1800 the battery (and was the namesake of the would have been 266 His historical significance was recognized a few ago by Toyota, which produced a hybrid sports car that go from zero to 60 mph in four and was called (what else?) the Volta.

You#039;d have needed a lot of to buy a Toyota Volta.

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