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ThinkingWoman

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Re: Animal Fun Facts
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2013, 08:46:46 AM »


Did you know that:  At the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog?

Her name was Sally.   There is a picture of her on one of the albums, but I don't fancy digging through boxes to find it. 

I can remember the name of almost every dog I've ever met but have a hard time remembering human names.  I don't think that makes me a bad person.

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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2013, 08:50:10 AM »

TW, I think I'd rather live a little slower and stick around longer.  lol.   

Great info on Paul's dog's name!  Sally McCartney was a lucky pooch!  Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2013, 05:00:30 AM »

Wow TW.  The Mayfly does have the shortest lifespan.  As far as insects go, the Queen Ant can live as long as 28 yrs.  And as far as animals, the Ocean Quahog (a clam) found in the mid Atlantic continental shelf, was found to be 220 yrs old by counting its growth rings and the Gastrotrich (a minute aquatic animal) lives the shortest - 3 days.  It has a wormlike ciliated body.
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« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2013, 05:50:55 AM »

Thanks Glog.  So many animal fun facts are being shared! 
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« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2013, 01:21:13 PM »

Here is an article on the bald eagle population come back in Pennsylvania.  Currently on the "threatened" list in PA, the Game Commission is considering downgrading the BE status to protected.  The PA Game Commission has put together a documentary on the successful return of BEs in Pennsylvania.  The documentary is scheduled to be screened at various sites throughout the state.  If anyone is interested in the documentary, the sites, dates and times are listed at the bottom of the article.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/film-celebrates-bald-eagles-success-222325091.html
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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2013, 01:44:21 PM »

jf - A great article and story out of Pennsylvania about the comeback of Bald Eagles there.  The documentary sounds really good and looks like we'll eventually get to see it online.  Part of a sentence struck me, " People have an indescribable connection with bald eagles..." Don't we know it?! ;)
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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 03:31:07 PM »

I would love to see the film and do hope they make it available online eventually.  Thanks JF!

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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2013, 03:46:49 PM »

Glog, indescribable describes it!  lol

You're welcome Faith.  I'd love to see that doc some day.
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2013, 08:06:03 AM »

GG, thanks, a super frog I'd say!!

The average goldfish memory span is between 3 - 5 seconds!
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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2013, 11:35:51 AM »

GG, thanks, a super frog I'd say!!

The average goldfish memory span is between 3 - 5 seconds!

I spent over 30 years in higher education and I just know someone has written a doctoral dissertation (after years of research) about goldfish memory.  And now that we know about the the goldfish memory span, now what?  Sometimes I wonder.   ;D

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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2013, 12:21:57 PM »

Bob, I wonder too.  I wonder if people say I have a memory like a goldfish.  :D

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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2013, 05:44:06 PM »

Finn, that is such a cool fun fact!  Who knew? (besides the researchers, of course  ;) )

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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2013, 05:55:34 PM »

Thanks Finn.  That's a great animal fun fact!!  I had not heard of this bird before.
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2013, 06:47:16 PM »

.  It turns out that their energy consumption is so low that they can live off their body fat for more than 3 months!

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Poorwill/id

Shoot Finn that is NOTHING I could live off of MY Body fat for probably a year!!!!!  ;) :D :(

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2013, 07:58:52 AM »

gg, thanks for letting us know about Migaloo and MJ.  Since Australia is heading into spring now, they may start heading back to Antarctica soon.