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Ostrich Eyes Food

Ostrich tries to get people to hand over the food by putting on a skull display. It does not frighten humans. Maybe it scares the ostrich. Anyway, he gets the grub. He is all eyes about it. Yes the eyes have it. His beak can hold a lot as well. He is a formidable foe to withdraw snacks from.

ostrich facts ostriches african animals animal fact guide search main menu skip primary content skip secondary content home animal facts wildlife blog fun stuff teacher tools ostrich struthio camelus 2.5 m ft tall ostrich world’s largest heaviest bird significant weight 45 kg 320 lb prohibits bird taking flight ostrich unique abilities well-adapted living savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich equipped long muscular legs built running birds three four toes ostriches toes each foot allows greater speed sprint fast 70 km h 43 mph hold steady speeds 50 km h 31 mph stride span 3-5 m 0-16 ft confronted danger ostriches usually outrun animals posing threat fleeing scene option ostriches powerful legs kick 0-cm 4-in talon each foot downward kicks cause serious harm.

potential predators popular belief ostriches stick heads sand threatened sometimes ostriches flop ground heads outstretched front pink peach grey coloring blend sandy ground making appear heads buried ostrich elongated neck large protruding eyes shadowed long lashes likened camel scientific name struthio camelus similarities ostriches withstand hot temperatures long periods time water usually getting enough moisture plants eat diet consists mainly roots leaves seeds ostriches eat whatever available sometimes consume insects snakes lizards rodents swallow sand pebbles grind food gizzard specialized muscular stomach ostriches ability grind food.

eat things animals digest oftentimes groups ostriches graze giraffes zebras gnus antelopes presence useful alert animals danger ostriches generally live together groups ten led dominant male dominant female dominant male defends territory warning call loud deep far away mistaken lion’s roar ostriches hiss show disapproval breeding season march september dominant male performs ritualized courtship dance shaking wings tail feathers main hen impressed mate hens group mate dominant male lesser males dominant male scratches shallow pit dirt create nest dominant female lay 7-10 eggs center nest females place eggs.

communal nest 60 eggs male female ostriches turns incubating eggs each egg cm long weighs .5 kg lb ostrich eggs largest world eggs kept safe hyenas jackals egyptian vultures hatch weeks chicks born size chicken grow 30 cm ft each month six months young ostriches grown nearly tall parents chicks fast 55 km h 35 mph month fairly vulnerable predators cheetahs lions leopards hunting dogs hyenas confronted adults try distract predators lure away chicks born spiky greyish-brown grow brown feathers months 3-4 years ostriches reach sexual maturity males develop striking black white plumage females continue brown plumage wild ostriches live 40 years.

conservation status 8th century ostriches nearly brought extinction hunting feathers fashionable women’s clothing mid 9th century people started farming ostriches allowed farmers simply pluck feathers domesticated birds kill today ostriches classified species least concern iucn red list large range numbers declining threatened habitat loss due human development agriculture hunted feathers skin meat eggs fat you’d ostriches promote wildlife tourism africa encourages land conservation creating jobs local community donate organizations african wildlife foundation supports eco-tourism projects region ostrich distribution ostriches inhabit savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich resources san diego zoo’s ostrich page african wildlife foundation’s ostrich page animal planet’s ostrich page keenan donegan struthio camelus animal diversity web author abi cushman lifelong animal lover editor-in-chief.

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Crazy Dogs Drive Car

Dog jesters drive a car.
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"When are you going to trade up to a bigger car, Ronnie?"
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Toy on Cow's Head - levity!

Cow wears ludicrous feed bag.
Cow has toy car on head
"That's a nice feed bag, Daisy."
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Technology Causes Loss of Skills

Technology: people lose inter social skills, flat batter mobile phone, running writing, lost in outback bush.
Technology is breaking the bond of people to the natural environment.  Communication involves not just reading and posting snippets on Twitter.  Language skills are still paramount to our survival. Hardly anyone writes in long-hand these days. Ask a twenty year old to write something said to them in a grammatical or mathematical phrase/sentence with a pen and they cannot do it. Take for example "Fifty-eight thousand dollars a year over five years". This is a grammatical phrase. A mathematical sentence is "$58,000 x 1year x 5years" To take it to its logical conclusion it is "$58,000 x 1 x 5 = $290,000".   Many young adults are completely at a loss to do this.
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She is alone!
Not only are we losing communication skills, many would not survive outside of cities if they had to get sustenance that did not come from a supermarket. Though cooking shows are popular on television, they are watched for entertainment. Young people get meals out of a packet. They just whack it into the microwave and that's it. Restaurants provide their cooked meals. Children do not believe that milk comes from cows. They do know that it comes out of a factory in cartons ready to drink.

Going bush in 4 wheel drives is popular, but this is done with real risk. Have an engine failure, run out of petrol and have a flat mobile phone could mean the end for everyone in the vehicle. Purchasing an EPIRB is not even given a thought. Aren't these things for when you get lost at sea? They are, though a smart traveller buys one to get her/him out of a fix on land. Last year three inexperienced people died in outback Western Australia. You are told to remain next to the car. Of course, this is ignored and the lost try to find a nonexistent homestead in the remote bush.
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Ludicrous Two Dogs Playing With Toy Car

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"There is no engine."
"I'm your engine George!"


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Cat Lost Car Keys

"Now, where did I put those car keys?"
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Queenslanders Mock New South Wales Number Plates

Car owners in New South Wales can now purchase number plates with unique Australiana views in the background of the numbers. Of course, the views are limited to four. This defeats the object. People want to personalize their plates not have the same view as many others.
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Australians do identify with the particular state they live in. They are extremely parochial about it. Whether they will accept plates that signify nationalism is questionable. A person from NSWs visiting Queensland could be open to ridicule.

It is a money making gesture not a "good feel" program put out by the state government. For a background view and a personalized number the price starts at $427. And you have to pay $102 every year from then on to keep it. If you have money to spare, then go ahead and get one. Not me. I can see it for what it is.
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Human Like Dog

"They say I look like you Maud."
"You do Sam."
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The Prime Minister Who Killed Holden

Tony Abbot said that he would like to be known as the "development" prime minister. With the deficit that the Australian Coalition government aims to reduce as soon as possible, this simply cannot happen. Investment on roads, schools and hospitals takes cash that Australia does not have. Just how he planned to invest and save is a mystery.

Legacies cannot be planned. They happen due to one's behavior and circumstances that cannot be controlled. Planning the future particularly your own is difficult. Of course he stopped the boats by being ruthless and taking action that has infuriated our neighbor, Indonesia. This always was a dangerous course of action. Diplomatically it is an absolute mess with future repercussions unknown.

What is certain is that he will be known as the prime minister who killed the Australian automotive industry. Blaming labor costs is tunnel vision on his part. Other input costs are high: a strong currency, power costs, transport, storage, rents, council rates and many other expensive variables. Sadly, he ended production of the Australian car - the Holden. Many may not forgive him for this.

First made in the middle of the last century from an American design, the car truly was an Australian icon that people were proud of. Racing events involved the struggle between the two giants of the motor industry: General Motors Holden and Ford. People were fanatical about it.

Unfortunately, skills will be lost forever as Australian manufacturing downsizes into short run production which is uneconomical. Prime Minister Tony Abbott should understand the truth. An input of money could have saved the Australian motor industry. Furthermore, immediate spending cutbacks can only lead to one thing - recession. As spending power decreases, so does GNP.
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Keeping Australia's Car Industry Afloat Is Not Economically Rational

There are calls from many quarters for keeping Australia's car industry alive. I am not so sure that a country needs its own motor industry anymore. Times have changed. No vehicle is made entirely in one country today. The days of getting prestige from it are long gone.

Propping up a floundering car sector is against all practical economic and social theory. It doesn't make sense to spend taxpayers money in such a wasteful way. Holden and Ford continue to take handouts while still not making any profit. Ford has already gone. The days for Holden are numbered. Holden was never a truly Australian car. It was an old General Motors design left in a drawer collecting dust until it was thrown on the table at a meeting in Australia.

Australia has never been a manufacturing country. It is not like Britain which has very in the way of natural resources so must generate income somehow from industry. Large businesses have only been in the primary sector. Exporting what comes out of the ground has always been the way Australia survives.

Those who hang on to so called Australian icons are sentimentalists. Things do change and old things fall away. Vegemite and Billy Tea are foreign owned. This doesn't stop us from claiming these icons. If Holden dies in this country that will be it. The car is not composed completely of Australian parts anyway. We can always rebadge an American designed car and race it at Bathurst.
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Australian Headset Slows a Car During Driver Inattention

Every car manufacturer in the world is working on a self-drive vehicle, but is this the way of the future? How is it possible to have self-driven and human-driven cars on the same road at the same time in the "change-over" period? Auto-drive vehicles tend to be small, though there is no real need for this. It seems designers are trying to force us to accept tiny cars that get around on their own. Most elderly people use their cars to do the weekly shopping. with no boot/trunk this is impossible.

Accidents are caused by drivers not cars. It is human error, particularly not paying attention that is to blame. If human concentration can be improved there will be no need for auto-driven vehicles.

Researchers in Australia are working on a "headset" that monitors brain activity during driving. As brain activity changes when a driver is distracted the cars automatic braking system comes into action.

At the moment the headset is quite large - it has 14 sensors. This is only the beginning of the program though. Several different types of distraction were used: switching radio stations, using mobile phones, drinking water and reading maps.

Gaze rate, blink rate, blink duration and dwelling on a fixed point were also measured by the headset. A great deal of data is collected. This is not difficult to analyse with modern computers. Reducing accidents by making a car slow down then speed up again is paramount to lessen the 46 per cent of fatal accidents caused by inattention.
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