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Old 09-29-2015, 07:10 PM   #3761
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Difference Between Ravens and Crow

All birds have specialized tail feathers that help with flight. These feathers are called pinions.

If you look closely you can tell that ravens have four of these feathers while crows only have three.

You could say the difference is just a matter of a pinion.
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In case you were curious, here's what took place just prior to the start of the famous poker game...
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:05 PM   #3763
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In case you were curious, here's what took place just prior to the start of the famous poker game...
Huh? Did I miss a meeting!?
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You might be from Alabama if:

You think "loading the dishwasher" means getting your wife drunk.

The Salvation Army declines your mattress.

You were shooting pool when any of your children were born.

Your wife has ever said, "Come move this transmission so I can take a bath."

You've ever given rat traps as gifts.

You clean your fingernails with a stick.

Your mother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.

There has ever been crime-scene tape on your bathroom door and chalk body-outlines on the floor..

You ever got too drunk to fish.

You consider the fifth grade your senior year.

Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.

You think the French Riviera is a foreign car.

You've ever financed a tattoo.

You've ever bought a used hat.

You're considered an expert on worm beds.

Your stove is on the porch and your lawn chairs are in the kitchen.

You learned to drive in a monster truck.

Your wedding reception included a beer brunch.

You believe pro wrestling should be an Olympic competition.

You recycle motor oil by moving it from the car to the truck.

You think a "thesaurus" was a dinosaur.

Rather than drinking the sacramental wine at church you "bring your own."
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For those of my generation who do not really comprehend why Facebook exists, it's a way of sharing your life with thousands and make new friends. Presently, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the SAME PRINCIPLES. Therefore, every day I go down on the street and tell the passers-by what I have done the night before and what I will do tomorrow night. Then I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and me gardening and spending time in my pool. I also listen to their conversations and I tell them I love them. And it works! I already have 3 persons following me: 2 police officers and a psychiatrist.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:08 AM   #3767
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23 Things NEVER Said by Southerners


23. Give me the small bag of pork rinds.

22. Too many deer heads detract from the decor.

21. Spittin is such a nasty habit.

20. I just couldn't find a thing at Walmart today.

19. Trim the fat off that steak.

18. Cappuccino tastes better than espresso.

17. The tires on that truck are too big.

16. I'll have the arugula and radicchio salad.

15. I've got it all on the C drive.

14. Unsweetened tea tastes better.

13. Would you like your salmon poached or broiled?

12. My fiance, Bobbie Jo, is registered at Tiffany's.

11. I've got two cases of Zima for the Super Bowl.

10. Little Debbie snack cakes have too many fat grams.

09. Checkmate.

08. She's too young to be wearing a bikini.

07. Does the salad bar have bean sprouts?

06. Hey, here's an episode of "Hee Haw" that we haven't seen.

05. I don't have a favorite college team.

04. Be sure to bring my salad dressing on the side.

03. I believe you cooked those green beans too long.

02. Those shorts ought to be a little longer, Darla.

01. Nope, no more for me. I'm drivin tonight.
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This here is a blob fish. As per Smithsonian Magazine, it was voted as the world's ugliest animal. I have mixed feelings about losing my title.
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This here is a blob fish. As per Smithsonian Magazine, it was voted as the world's ugliest animal. I have mixed feelings about losing my title.
Gee, Duck, it looks a lot like you without the feathers.
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Gee, Duck, it looks a lot like you without the feathers.
Yeah, kick a duck when he's down. Truth was I didn't prepare for the contest as well as I should have. I got over-confident. I mean who wouldn't after holding the title for a little under ten years.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:33 PM   #3775
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This here is a blob fish. As per Smithsonian Magazine, it was voted as the world's ugliest animal. I have mixed feelings about losing my title.
when I was a kid I dug a potato out of the garden that looked like I human face. My mom said it looked like Richard Nixon. I wouldn't know I was just a kid.

squint your eyes and the fish looks like robert de deno.
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I squinted my eyes and yes, indeed, this blob fish does look like Robert de Niro without feathers (whom apparently looks like me both with and without feathers).

Now that we are discussing it, I would like to recommend Woody Allen's book: "Without Feathers".
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Is the blobfish real? Is it a joke?

Nope. According to Wikipedia, it is "a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae...[that] lives at depths between 600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft). The flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass", and lacking muscle, it just floats around the ocean floor waiting for food that floats in front of it.

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.... primarily a gelatinous mass, and lacking muscle, it just floats around the ocean floor waiting for food that floats in front of it.
Initially there was quite a controversy about what to call the fish. Before they settled on "blobfish" they also considered teenager fish and husband fish.
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This here is a blob fish. As per Smithsonian Magazine, it was voted as the world's ugliest animal. I have mixed feelings about losing my title.
Are you sure it wasn't named after "The Blob" in the movie of the same name?
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This here is a blob fish. As per Smithsonian Magazine, it was voted as the world's ugliest animal. I have mixed feelings about losing my title.

Maybe the fish should be re-named the "Sam Ervin".
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