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I listened to the delightful Bad Science – The Birds w/Chris Fairbanks podcast at gym today. (Seeker Podcasts), where, amongst many other bird sounds, the Jackass- or African penguin‘s bray was heard.
What does the Jackass bray? Eight times ‘Peaches’ and ‘I crave the tasty tentacles of octopi for tea.’ (From James and the Giant Peach).
This looks like fun: InstaNovels!
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“When the climbers in 1953 planted their flags on the highest mountain, they set them in snow over the skeletons of creatures that had lived in the warm clear ocean that India, moving north, blanked out. Possibly as much as twenty thousand feet below the seafloor, the skeletal remains had turned into rock. This one fact is a treatise in itself on the movements of the surface of the earth. If by some fiat I had to restrict all this writing to one sentence, this is the one I would choose: The summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone.” —John McPhee, Annals of the Former World
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