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« Reply #25 on: 31/03/2008 23:59:17 »
Awful either way.... I like them all.. They all represent a unique life.. each a different character.. It is terrible to watch an animal die,, I even have trouble squishing ants in the kitchen so I try hard to keep the kitchen crumb free .. which lately has been a chore...
 

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« Reply #26 on: 01/04/2008 00:03:55 »
Even ants?? Wow your very eco-friendly and nature-friendly and.. stuff ;D

Even spiders??
You don't slap mosquitoes??
 

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« Reply #27 on: 01/04/2008 00:10:48 »
I love spiders.. but must say I do smash mosquitoes they bite me until I look like a blown up swollen alien.... So It is a case of self defense as the pesticides bother my skin so its them or me! LOL Although I have tried planting aromatic things in the patio and have fish with no stagnant water to help eat the larva and detour them through their nose.. I have tried skin so soft by avon.. that helps a lot.. but I still smoosh them....ants and mosquitoes!!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 01/04/2008 00:11:48 »
LOL LOL.. Are there more ants in the world than there are people??

As long as the figure of ants is higher than people.. Keep the smooshing!! ;D
 

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« Reply #29 on: 01/04/2008 00:32:13 »
LOL.. I really don't know but assume yes... There are millions of them just around here! LOL!
 

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« Reply #30 on: 01/04/2008 14:09:35 »
Hmm I guess so!!

Are there more birds than there are people?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 01/04/2008 18:25:39 »
I don't know but if their are... Please don't tell Carolyn that! She will have a heart attack!
 

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« Reply #32 on: 01/04/2008 18:43:31 »
LOL why?
 

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« Reply #33 on: 01/04/2008 19:19:07 »
I would only do Mercy killings or for food. I could never eat a horse, not all at once.

There is usually more prey animals than animals at the top of the food chain so birds should outnumber us.
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« Reply #34 on: 01/04/2008 19:38:59 »
I am sure I once saw a demonstration of a duckling in a bowl of water with detergent in. The poor thing was struggling to float. Normally their oily feathers keep the water out and act as a float (they have oil glands to maintain this state).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uropygial_gland
They picked the duckling out, washed him in clean water and he could float again afterwards. They don't need to keep paddling to stay afloat, just if they want to move against the current.

"Down the stream the swans all glide
Quite the cheapest way to ride
Their feet get wet, their tummies wetter
I think, perhaps, the bus is better."
« Last Edit: 01/04/2008 19:41:15 by Bored chemist »
 

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« Reply #35 on: 01/04/2008 19:42:27 »
Quote
"Down the stream the swans all glide
Quite the cheapest way to ride
Their feet get wet, their tummies wetter
I think, perhaps, the bus is better."

 

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« Reply #36 on: 01/04/2008 21:10:59 »
Credit to Spike Milligan.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 01/04/2008 21:36:45 »
I like the one about the wind blowing on granny.
 

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« Reply #38 on: 02/04/2008 07:45:49 »
Another Milligoonism...

There are holes in the sky,
Where the rain comes in,
But they're very small,
That's why rain is thin.

Now, you may wonder what that has to do with ducks. Well, here in England we have a saying for when it's raining - "Nice weather for ducks". Another saying, meaning you aren't taking any notice, is "Water off a duck's back". Rain is water, is it not? So, rain & water both have a bearing on ducks and as this thread is about ducks floating, water most definitely comes into it. Now apologise for thinking the beaver has gone wombling off on 1 of his little cerebral soujourns, his thoughts cascading through a veritable prism of nonsensical musings, and hi-jacking the thread in the process.
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« Reply #39 on: 02/04/2008 09:41:36 »
Another Milligoonism...

There are holes in the sky,
Where the rain comes in,
But they're very small,
That's why rain is thin.

Now, you may wonder what that has to do with ducks. Well, here in England we have a saying for when it's raining - "Nice weather for ducks". Another saying, meaning you aren't taking any notice, is "Water off a duck's back". Rain is water, is it not? So, rain & water both have a bearing on ducks and as this thread is about ducks floating, water most definitely comes into it. Now apologise for thinking the beaver has gone wombling off on 1 of his little cerebral soujourns, his thoughts cascading through a veritable prism of nonsensical musings, and hi-jacking the thread in the process.


LOL LOL.. Very good forced-like analogy kinda thing there :P
 

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« Reply #40 on: 05/04/2008 11:46:16 »
LOL why?

She is scared to death of birds.. hates the cute whitle critters!
 

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« Reply #41 on: 05/04/2008 19:38:21 »
LOL why?

She is scared to death of birds.. hates the cute whitle critters!

LOL LOL...

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« Reply #42 on: 21/04/2008 21:19:01 »
ducks have a gland which secretes an oily substance (cant remember what) that oils the lower feathers and help keep the duck afloat, if you put a detergent in the water then the duck would sink lol
 

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« Reply #43 on: 24/04/2008 18:17:23 »
Ducks float because their density is less than 1 (water).
Denser ducks - and we're not talking IQ here - such as the diving types, have a higher waterline.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 25/04/2008 08:29:04 »
This thread has brought to mind Monty Python And The Holy Grail - the witch trial scene.

To read the script, go to http://corky.net/scripts/grail.html and search for "witch". It's hilarious!
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