Sangeetha’s Amazing Facts for 4/30/17
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Sangeetha’s Amazing Facts for 4/2/17
welcome to the curious and the carefree……….
Sangeetha’s Amazing Facts for 3/26/17
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Sangeetha’s Schooling us with Amazing Facts- WOW!
Meet the kakapo, also known as an “owl parrot” is also a native of New Zealand. This nocturnal parrot has an owl’s face, penguin’s stance, and duck’s gait. It is truly a strange bird—but also a beautiful one, with bright green-brown feathers. It can grow up to 2 feet in length, and is the world’s heaviest parrot. The males make a distinctive booming call that sounds like a one-bird jug band, which can be heard up to half a mile away!
Lodestar is a noun meaning: someone or something that serves as a guiding principle, model, inspiration, ambition, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: From Old English lad (way) + star. A lodestar is called so because it’s used in navigation, it shows the way. Earliest documented use: 1374
“He was her rock, the lodestar on which she could focus.” Laura Benedict; Bliss House; Pegasus Books; 2014.
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