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FREAKY FAUNA FACTS (continued): • The ostrich’s eye measures two inches (five centimeters) – the largest of any land animal! • While it resembles a small bear, the wolverine is actually part of the weasel family. • The Andean condor has a wingspan of 10.5 ft (3.2 m) - the largest of any bird in the world. • A newborn kangaroo can fit inside a teaspoon. • Wallace’s flying frog is a species in Malaysia and Borneo that can glide in the air like a flying squirrel. • The Blue-footed booby is a type of booby, a sea bird, with bright blue feet. The bluer the hue, the more attractive the male is to a female, though both sexes have blue feet. • Xiphactinus Audax was a 17 ft (5 m) fish from the Cretaceous period. It could open its jaws so wide it could have swallowed up to two men at one time. • Fireflies are actually beetles. • Corals are carnivorous. While they can survive off algae, they are also armed with venomous barbs, which they can use to grab small fish. • The ivory-billed woodpecker was thought to be extinct until 2005, when the bird was caught on video in Arkansas. • The tiger is the largest member of the modern cat family. • There is a larger Asian freshwater fish, though scientists fear it might already be extinct. The scaled Chinese Paddlefish can reach up to 23 ft (7 m), but has not been sighted since 2003. • The Giant Squid, with eyes as big as beach balls, is still one of Earth’s greatest mysteries. Scientists show that the average Giant Squid weighs about 440 lbs (200 kg) and measures 33 ft (10 m) in length. The largest Giant Squid ever found weighed 900 kg, nearly one ton, and was measured at 59 ft (18 m). In 2006, Japanese scientists brought a living, female Giant Squid to the surface that measured 24 ft (7 m) long. • The Ozark big-eared bat is an endangered species in the Central Southern United States. They are named for their unique ears, which can be over 1/4th the length of their 4 in (10 cm) body. • Wildebeest is the Afrikaans name for the gnu, a member of the antelope family. Gnu calves learn to walk in a matter of minutes and are able to keep up with the heard after a few days. • The Amazonian Arapaima is a large, scaled, freshwater fish that surfaces to take air. It can stay underwater anywhere from ten to twenty minutes at a time and can weigh up to 440 lbs (200 kg). The End

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photos while the originals are stored away. You also can have the CDs copied and mailed to family members. • Write or record stories of your life. Make a list of the tales you wish to write down and check them off as you go. Or you can type your stories or put them on tape and ask someone to transcribe them. The point is to get them down somewhere. Consider having copies made to give to family members. If you’ve never done your family’s genealogy, take a class that will teach you to use the Internet to research back beyond the generations you know from memory. In the class you’re sure to learn how to discern which sites have good information and which are likely to have inaccurate information. A class also will let you try out the different genealogy programs that are available and show you how to use family group charts. Let me know if you catch the genealogy bug!

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side -- and I think everybody that sees him at the shop walking around -- he’s an icon. Now that he hangs out there and is part of our teams, it’s exciting and fun. It gives everybody a good attitude.” Kahne’s landed in the top five once, top 12 twice and has averaged about a 14.6 finish. Kyle Busch and Kahne have become Dodge’s top cars at this point in the season. All of the manufacturer’s cars are running with the long-awaited R6 engine. “I think that the biggest thing is that it shows the Dodge teams that, hey, these cars can go fast. I think Kurt (Busch) is showing that. ... I feel like the Dodges did a real good job of making gains. We have a ways to go, but we definitely did a good job up to this point.” With Phoenix ahead -- a track Kahne has not run well at with only one top-five finish and three top-10s in nine races -- the driver says the good weather will add to great conditions for a good race. “To me, it’s a neat place to go (race). We haven’t run that well there,” he said. “We’ve kind of been up-and-down there it seems like. ... Early on (in my career) I did (in 2004). Since then, I haven’t, and I need to step it up there and figure out how to go fast there.”

Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo. com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

PHOTO: Kasey Kahne is off to a good start after the first seven races of this season. (Photo: John Clark/NASCAR This Week)

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