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Sea Lion Learns To Boogie Down
2013-04-02 04:56:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first empirical evidence of an animal not capable of vocal mimicry that can keep the beat comes from a California sea lion that bobs her head in time to music. The findings of this study, published online in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, challenge current scientific theories, according to the authors. Those theories hold the ability to synchronize movements with sound is associated with the same brain mechanisms that...

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2010-08-04 09:36:25

Female budgerigars found to judge 'virtual males' by their contact calls Parrots are famed for their ability to mimic sounds and now researchers have used 'virtual mates' to discover if female parrots judge male contact calls when deciding on a mate. The research, published in Ethology, challenges traditional understandings of the difference between birds 'songs' and 'calls'. Parrots are among the few species of bird to have developed the ability to quickly learn and mimic new sounds, but the...

2009-07-06 18:00:59

Police in Brechin, Scotland, are looking for thieves who took 14 valuable birds from a collector. The budgerigars, called common parakeets in the United States, were taken when the house was burglarized on July 3. Police told The Scotsman they believe the gang was stealing to order since they targeted a specific address and stole so many birds, some worth more than $163. A police spokesman said, Given the choice of birds stolen, it is suspected that the person or people responsible for this...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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