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Some Random Animal and Plant Facts.
« Reply #25 on: 06/11/2010 11:56:26 »
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) at just 1.8 grams and 5 cms long is the world's smallest bird.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 07/11/2010 02:19:42 »
"A group of geese is called a gaggle."
unless they are in flight.

A gaggle is a term of venery for a flock of geese that isn't in flight; in flight, the group can be called a skein.

In terms of geese, a gaggle is equal to at least five geese.

In terms of salt, a gaggle is equal to eight, fifty pound bags of salt. Usually one layer on a skid.

In military slang, a gaggle is an unorganized group doing nothing. In aviation, it is a large, loosely organized tactical formation of aircraft.

In the field of systems biology, The Gaggle is an open source software framework for exchanging data between independently developed software tools and databases to enable interactive exploration of data.[1]

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 definition for "gaggle" when used to refer to the Washington, D.C. press, is "a flock of reporters pecking at a politician."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaggle
 

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