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Back in 1965, Jewel Akens had a Billboard top hit and gold record with “Let Me Tell You about the Birds and the Bees.” This week, Tidbits brings you a variety of facts about these creatures. ● Out of close to 10,000 varieties of birds, the largest is the African ostrich, with an average height of 8 ft. (2.44 m). This ﬂightless bird weighs between 220 and 350 lbs. (100 to 160 kg.). It has the largest eye of any land animal, measuring almost 2 inches (5 cm) across. An ostrich egg measures nearly 7 inches (17.8 cm) across and weighs around 4 lbs. (1.8 kg), enough to make about 11 omelets. ● A cheetah can run at speeds up to 70 mph (113 km/hr), but it’s not the fastest animal on Earth. A spine-tailed swift can ﬂy at speeds of 106 mph (171 km/hr), but one bird is even faster. The peregrine falcon can reach 200 mph (320 km/hr) as it dives down while hunting prey. The fastest bird on land is the ostrich, who can hustle along at 43 mph (69 km/hr). ● The world’s smallest bird is the bee hummingbird, just a bit more than 2 inches (5 cm) in size, and weighing .07 of an ounce (1.8 g), about as much as a lump of sugar. Native to Cuba, this tiny creature can ﬂap its wings between 50 and 80 times per second. turn the page for more!
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BIRDS AND THE BEES (continued) ● To safeguard your home from woodpeckers, consider the reasons these creatures peck. The fast drumming by the male is an attempt to attract a mate and announce to other males in the area that this is his territory. He usually chooses a hollow branch for this purpose, but will opt for a house’s gutter or loose siding. They also peck searching for insects. If you see holes in your siding, you could very well have insects living in the boards that the bird found. Your siding is also an attractive place for a nest, and it’s nothing for the woodpecker to drill a hole large enough for entry. It can be beneﬁcial to install a nest box on the side of your house or fence to keep them from pecking into the siding. ● The woodpecker has a very thick skull and a built-in “shock-absorber system” in its neck and rib cage to withstand the constant pounding. ● Filling up your birdbath today? The Audubon Society recommends a depth of about 2 _ inches (6.3 cm). Any less makes it too difﬁcult for the bird, and deeper water frightens them. ● Not every group of birds is called a ﬂock. A group of pelicans is known as a squadron. Other unusual group names include a charm of hummingbirds, a tiding of magpies, a muster of peacocks, a conspiracy of ravens, a bouquet of pheasants, a murmuration of starlings, and a murder of crows. ● It’s a long trip south every year for the North American Black Warbler, a small bird about 6 in. (14 cm) long, weighing only 0.39 oz. (11 g). Every year, it migrates a distance of nearly 2,500 miles (4,023 km) that is covered in a non-stop ﬂight that takes close to 90 hours. They accomplish this by doubling their body mass as migration time nears. The warbler’s average speed on the journey is 27 mph (43 km/hr).
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BIRDS AND THE BEES (continued) ● West Baden Springs, Indiana was the birthplace of a very famous Bird who migrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1979. The 6’ 9” tall (2.1 m) Bird, also called a Larry Bird, played his entire basketball career with the Boston Celtics, leading them to three NBA championships. He was also a 12-time NBA All-Star and league MVP three times. After participating on the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team,” the Bird retired as a player and entered into coaching. ● There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bumblebees pollinate crops and plants, while honeybees produce honey from the pollen and nectar of the plants they pollinate. A honeybee’s wings ﬂap at the rate of 11,000 times per minute, producing that familiar buzzing sound. ● Three types of bees occupy each colony – the queen, the worker bee, and the drone. All drones are male and their only job is to mate with the queen. Female bees are the only ones that work, collecting pollen and nectar and cleaning the hive. The queen’s only job is to lay eggs, and she can lay about 3,000 eggs in one day. Only the queen bee can reproduce and all worker bees are sterile. ● One tablespoon of honey requires the nectar of about 2,000 ﬂowers. One pound of honey is produced by 550 bees collecting nectar from 2.5 million ﬂowers. A typical honeybee can carry the pollen from 500 ﬂowers in one trip. ● If you think poisonous snakes are deadly, consider the fact that bees kill more people annually than snakes. Of all deaths caused by animals, bee stings rank highest, causing 75% of those deaths compared to about 5% for snakes.
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● On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot twice by a deranged anarchist. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys and lodged in his back. When he was operated on, doctors failed to find the bullet, and gangrene soon spread throughout his body. ● On Sept. 15, 1935, German Jews are stripped of their citizenship, reducing them to mere "subjects" of the state. German Jews were excluded from a host of highprofile vocations, from public office to journalism, radio, theater, film and teaching -- even farming. Jews found it difficult to buy food, as stores would not admit Jewish customers. ● On Sept. 9, 1942, in the first and only air attack on the U.S. mainland in the war, a Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon's Mount Emily, setting fire to a state forest. The president immediately called for a news blackout for the sake of morale. ● On Sept. 12, 1951, former middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Randy Turpin to win back the belt at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Robinson, a New York City native, had lost the belt to Turpin two months prior in Turpin's native London. ● On Sept. 10, 1977, at Baumetes Prison in Marseille, France, Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant convicted of murder, becomes the last person executed by guillotine. In 1981, France abandoned the guillotine forever. ● On Sept. 13, 1989, Hurricane Hugo approaches the Leeward Islands. Over the next 12 days, the category 4 storm would kill 75 people from the island of Guadeloupe to South Carolina. The environmental toll in the Carolinas was severe, and one national forest lost about 70 percent of its trees. ● On Sept. 11, 1991, a Continental Express commuter plane crashes near Houston as it prepares to land, killing 14 people. Short of workers, an inspector had been drafted to assist the afternoon maintenance crew. The inspector worked on putting the screws on the plane's horizontal stabilizer, but did not finish the job.
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CLARA BARTON (continued) ● After completion of her further education, Clara opened another school, which rapidly grew to 600 attendees under her leadership. When the school board chose a man over her to head the school, her career took another route. Clara accepted a job in Washington, D.C. as a clerk in the U.S. Patent Ofﬁce, the ﬁrst woman to receive a signiﬁcant clerkship with the federal government. ● It was during her time in Washington that the Civil War broke out. Troops poured into the capital city, and Clara began offering assistance to hungry and wounded servicemen. She campaigned for donations for bedding, clothing, and medical supplies. Having always had an instinctual feel for nursing, having cared for her seriously-ill brother for two years when she was just 11, she began caring for the wounded, traveling to the battleﬁelds. ● As the battles raged, she drove wagons to the sites loaded with supplies, earning her the name “Angel of the Battleﬁeld.” She was a nurse, a cook, and source of comfort, reading to soldiers, writing letters for them, and offering a sympathetic ear. ● As the war drew to a close, Clara began working diligently to identify 13,000 of the prisoners who had died in the legendary Andersonville Confederate prison camp and marking their graves. Following her efforts, thousands of letters began pouring in asking for her help in locating missing loved ones. Over the next four years, Clara operated the Ofﬁce of Correspondence with Friends of the Missing Men of the U.S. Army, answering over 63,000 letters, and identifying more than 22,000 men. The Red Cross’ tracing service had its roots in Clara’s activity, helping million locate missing loved ones over the decades.
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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 CLARA BARTON (continued) ● Visiting Switzerland after the war, Clara learned of the European Red Cross effort, and upon her return to the States, rallied supporters to establish an American organization. She led the group for the next 23 years, expanding the function to disaster relief, assisting victims of a destructive Michigan forest ﬁre as the ﬁrst ofﬁcial project. She and 50 volunteers were the ﬁrst relief workers at the site of the devastating 1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania ﬂood, which claimed over 2,000 lives. Her ﬁnal project was providing relief to survivors of a hurricane and tidal wave that struck Galveston, Texas in 1900, causing more than 6,000 deaths. Clara was 79 years old. She retired from the Red Cross in 1904, and passed away eight years later. Born on Christmas Day, 1821, she died on Good Friday, 1912.
FLOWERS & THE TREES Tidbits continues its examination of the 1956 Jewel Akens song by moving on to “the ﬂowers and the trees.” ● Of the more than 250,000 species of ﬂowering plants in the world, 15,000 of them are roses. About 10% of ﬂowering plants in the United States are considered endangered, including the state ﬂower of Minnesota, the pink and white lady slipper. This rare wildﬂower can take up to 16 years to produce its ﬁrst ﬂower, and it’s illegal to pick them. ● The world’s largest ﬂower, the titan arums, has blossoms 10 feet high (3.0 m) and 3 feet (0.9 m) across that weigh nearly 36 lbs. (16.3 kg). What a shame its nickname is the “stinking corpse lily,” because its ﬂowers smell of rotten meat and decaying ﬂesh! This is to attract ﬂies, which are the ﬂower’s pollinators.
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FLOWERS AND TREES (continued) ● Beware of outward appearances! The lovely Venus Fly Trap is really a carnivorous plant that receives nutrition from eating insects. Its thick leaves are covered with small hairs that snap together less than one second after an insect lands on the hairs. Likewise, the beautiful foxglove produces a toxin that can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and even death. Yet it is also used for medicinal purposes in the drug Digitalis for the treatment of certain heart diseases. ● If you want something done, do it yourself! According to a survey conducted among ﬂorists, 15% of American women send ﬂowers to themselves for Valentine’s Day. It’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is the number one holiday for ﬂorists, representing one-third of all fresh ﬂower purchases and 40% of dollar volume for the entire year. ● The Redwood National Park is home to some real giants, including the world’s largest living tree, nicknamed Hyperion, which stands 378.1 feet (115 m) tall. Just a bit shorter is Helios at 376.3 feet (114.7 m), and third tallest, Icarus, at 371.2 feet (113 m). The General Sherman, another giant redwood sequoia, reaches a height of 275 feet (84 m), but its girth is the amazing ﬁgure. It measures 25 ft. (8 m) and has an estimated weight of 4 million lbs. (1,814,369 kg.) ● A Bristlecone pine tree named Methuselah located in California’s White Mountains is thought to be the world’s oldest tree, estimated to be 4,650 years old. ● A tree’s age can be accurately determined to the exact calendar year by its number of growth rings. The size of the ring can be affected by environmental events, such as temperature, water availability, nutrition in the soil, and even volcanic eruptions. ● Did you know that you can increase your property value just by planting trees? Realtors tell us that houses surrounded by trees typically sell for 18-25% higher than those houses with no trees. Shade trees can make a building up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer, and heating and air conditioning costs can be reduced by 30% by having trees around a building. Trees are also beneﬁcial by acting as sound barriers to cut down on noise pollution. ● Studies indicate that hospital patients whose window faces trees heal faster, use fewer painkillers, and leave the hospital sooner than those whose window faces a brick wall. Research also suggests that workers are more productive when they can see trees from their ofﬁce window.
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Nobody Loves a Wart DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son has a wart on his hand. In fact, he has two of them. They don't bother him, but they bother me. If you neglect them, will they go away on their own? I'm not sure we can handle a doctor's bill right now. How else can we get rid of them on the cheap? I'd like to ﬁnd and grab by the neck whoever gave him these warts. -R.R. ANSWER: Don't bother looking for the person who passed the wart virus to your son. You'll never ﬁnd him or her. For one, some infected people show no signs of a wart, yet they can pass the virus to others. For two, the incubation period for a wart is two to six months. Do you think your son remembers who touched him six months ago? The human papillomavirus is the cause of warts. More than 150 different varieties exist. Some warts are dangers to health. The ones that cause cervical cancer are examples, but that's a topic for another day. The ordinary wart is passed by skin-to-skin contact. Your son ought to make an effort not to touch the wart to other parts of his body. He can transfer the virus in that way. It's OK to leave the warts alone. They disappear two out of three times, but their disappearance can take as long as two years. For home wart treatment, you'll ﬁnd many wart removers on the counters of your local drugstores. DuoPlant, Compound W and Wart-Off are but a few names. Follow
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"Upside down and right side up" sounds like an impossible combination unless you've just read a chapter from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," where things aren't always what they seem. Or, imagine mismatched household objects upside down and right side up, and anyone's junk drawer comes to mind. Yet with this DIY craft, the upside-down-ness isn't part of a jumbled mess. And its quirkiness engages kids' imaginations, big time. That's why they like it. By turning a cup or mug on its head and attaching an unsuspecting plate or bowl on top with dabs of glue, two ordinary objects are transformed into humorous, eyecatching pedestals. The conversation piece is perfect for serving food or for displaying collections in your child's room. Here's how: 1. Collect interesting objects for useful and comical pedestals. Start in your own cupboards, and pull out sports cups, a chipped serving dish or a coffee mug. For fun, suggest that your kids stand on their heads to see how an object will eventually look! If that's not enough, hit secondhand stores and neighborhood garage sales. Challenge your kids to ﬁnd unusual combinations that capture their imaginations. 2. Wash and dry collected items. An adult should glue glass and plastic objects together at the midpoint with a strong adhesive, such as Gorilla Glue brand. Let dry completely. Here are some ideas to get you started: --A margarita-style glass and a colorful bowl. Fill the bowl with salsa and set next to a basket of chips. --A drinking glass and a vintage ﬂowerpot. Fill the ﬂowerpot with fresh mint sprigs for adding to a pitcher of lemonade. --A mug and a narrow tray. Line up crackers, cheese and fresh fruit for an elevated afternoon snack. --A teacup and a relish tray. Arrange pickles, olives and radishes for crudites at dinnertime. --A goblet and a china plate. Set a cupcake inside, or stack brownies and cookies for dessert. --A plastic sports cup and a dish. Store coins or display shells, rocks or a stack of baseball cards.
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When we are who we are We are really set free. So, let’s you and I Do all we can do; First I’ll improve me _______________________________________ While you shape up you. And when our life’s done We’ll know LINE 3: we were true, I was uniquely me, You were matchlessly you. If you would like a FREE compilation of this series of
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1. It was 1933 (Washington Senators). 2. He led in home runs and RBIs four times each, and in batting average twice. 3. Michigan State, in overtime. 4. The Western Conference has won 10 titles; the Eastern Conference ﬁve. 5. It was 2007, when the Senators went to the Stanley Cup Finals. 6. Mary Lou Retton, in 1984. 7. Babe Zaharias, in 1950.
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3. Aug. 1, 1981 4. "The French Connection" 5. George Carlin 6. Talc 7. Borden 8. Franklin Roosevelt 9. Boris Pasternak 10. A malignant tumor in connective tissue, bone or muscle
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