Good 34º super foggy morning.
Yesterday stayed dark and gloomy and cold.
Picture of the Day .... LOL!
Interesting about African Grey Parrots...
The African grey parrot is characterized by distinctive scalloped gray plumage and red tail feathers. They are native to a wide section of Africa including Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria. These parrots are more likely to learn to mimic sounds or talk than any other bird. What is particularly interesting about their mimicking ability is that it is often so exact it is difficult to tell the bird from the real thing.
Many times other species of parrots tend to maintain an element of their own voice in when they mimic, but when an African grey parrot learns to say hello it can sound exactly like the person he is mimicking.
An African grey parrot named 'Einstein' resides at the Knoxville Zoo where she helps get children excited about animals and conservation. She will listen and concentrate on her trainer during these sessions. She can often get a new sound on cue in just a matter of a few weeks. She is famous for her spectacular performance on the TV show 'Pet Star'.Some of these sounds are ones that humans are not capable of copying. A favorite sound to copy for many African grey parrots is the sound of water pouring. The number of African grey parrots who pick up this sound is astounding. African grey parrots are also notorious for learning to copy many other sounds they typically hear such as microwave beeps, answering machine tones, and smoke alarms. Not only can they develop an extensive vocabulary, this sensitive species can learn to understand what it’s saying.
More Info: www.britannica.com
From Mr. Food
When you're craving the cheesy-fried goodness of a popper, but want something a little different from the average jalapeno popper, make these Cheesy Crab Poppers. They're crispy, cheesy, and have just a light kick to 'em, making them the perfect party appetizer.
- 1 (8-1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (10-ounce) container lump crab meat, drained well
- 2 cups vegetable oil
Historically this date.........
1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, U.S.A annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
And births this date include....
Every picture of him, he's grumpy looking!
1938 – Jon Voight, American actor
1972 – Jude Law, British actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo