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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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The Melbourne Cup Carnival

Every year at about 3 pm on the first Tuesday in November, all Australians stop what they’re doing and turn on the television or radio. Why? They’re waiting for the country’s most famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup. At the first Melbourne Cup back in 1861, 17 horses competed in front of a crowd of about 4000 for the grand total of £170 prize money and a gold watch!
Melbourne cup horse race carnival event party
These days 24 of the world’s best horses run the 3200-metre race, competing for some of the biggest prize money in the business - about $5 million. Not only are the crowds huge at Flemington Racecourse, but more than 700 million people around the world also watch the race on television. A lot of people only ever bet on a horse race once a year — on the Melbourne Cup.

The event is a party. It doesn’t matter if you are not at Flem
ington to see the race yourself. People all over the country, and many in other countries too, hold Melbourne Cup parties, where they dress up, catch up with friends, and of course, watch the race! Dressing up is a regular part of Melbourne Cup Day Each year. There are competitions to find the best dressed man and woman at the racing carnival on the racecourse.
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Is Coffee Beneficial or Dangerous?

Is coffee good or bad? People in many countries drink gallons of the stuff, particularly the United States, Italy and South American nations. It has always been said that a couple of cups a day is okay. However, people drink much more than this. Tea drinkers hide behind the myth that tea is harmless while coffee is not.
Coffee drinkers enjoying a cup of coffee
The main "drug" in both tea and coffee is caffeine. It should be noted that professional athletes can now consume as much caffeine as they wish with no fear of getting banned from athletics. This decision was made largely because policing of it was costly and a burden for administrators, not because it does not stimulate the body to improved performance.

Apparently drinking a maximum of five cups of coffee a day increases your lifespan - in Japan. Pity other countries failed to find any connection between the two factors. Japan has also claimed resistance against Alzheimer's, melanoma, diabetes and other ailments. Proof elsewhere is weak for this.

Scientists are saying the dangers of coffee is a myth. Like the beliefs that exercise causes accumulation of lactic acid and oxidants damage the body - both are untrue. Even in advertisements these falsehoods are pushed more and more. Culture, unfortunately, has inertia and it can take centuries for beliefs to change.

The greatest problem with coffee that is seldom mentioned is that the beverage is addictive, so is tea for that matter. Is coffee anything more than a comforting pleasant drink that makes for better conversation? Personally, I believe that it is not dangerous, but claims of benefits should be taken with, say, a cup of coffee.
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The Science of Carrying a Mug of Coffee

You wouldn't think that finding out how to carry a mug of coffee without spilling it would be a subject for analysis by scientists, but you would be wrong.  Rouslan Krechnetnikov took it upon himself to solve this disruptive daily issue.

This area of study dawned upon him when he watched people struggling with mugs of coffee at a fluid dynamics conference. He thought that the solution wasn't simple.  It was a complex scientific problem.  The coffee carriers gender, age and health would affect the solution.

Tests included walking in a straight line with coffee in hand while looking at the mug or looking ahead.  A sensor in the mug measured spillage of coffee.  Conclusions were that one should walk slower and, wait for it - watch the mug not where you are going.

This sounds like advice leading one to disaster.  "Watch your heads and laps everybody someone's coming who doesn't know where he's going!  Why don't you get a cup you fool?"
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Shopping Dogs

"Just one more shop then we can have a cup of tea dear."
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