Today's (G-rated!) biology lesson

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
edited July 29 in The Clubhouse
There are hummingbirds.

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and there are hummingbird moths.

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Any quesions?
There may be a quiz.

:)


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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,370
    And Hummingbird Moths?

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,412
    This is the BEST biology class, it is short and to the point.
    Good job Doc, I actually learned something. I had no idea there was such thing as a hummingbird moth. Very interesting, do they act similar to hummingbirds? Like fast wings, pollination, etc.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,370
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817
    If there is, in fact, going to be a quiz, my answers will be as follows:

    1. all of the above

    2. 1857

    3. Johnny Unitas

    4. Tralfaz

    5. 637.89

    6. Billy Goats Gruff

    7. The Yardbirds

    8. November 23rd, 1932

    9. Peaseblossom

    10. The Road Not Taken

    11. Magnesium

    12. Nova Scotia

    13. Clem Kadiddlehopper
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    I lobbied for one of parents cats to be named Tralfaz, but I was stymied.

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    ... oh, and you forgot Crazy Guggenheim.


    But nice try.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423

    Nice video! Beats the heck out of my out-the-mudroom-door snapshots :p
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817

    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I lobbied for one of parents cats to be named Tralfaz, but I was stymied.

    ... oh, and you forgot Crazy Guggenheim.


    But nice try.
    My mother used to call us "Tralfaz" whenever we did something silly as kids. The fact that that was Astro's original name was the one piece of cartoon trivia she always remembered. :p

    We watched "The Jackie Gleason Show" on Saturday nights back in the the late 60s, but I only remember Crazy Guggenheim from when WCAX Channel 3 in Burlington showed reruns of it on weekday afternoons circa 1977. :D
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,828
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    oh, and you forgot Crazy Guggenheim.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    My mother used to call us "Tralfaz"
    I'd like to thank you both for giving us your Paypal passwords. Much appreciated!

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817
    Hermitism wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    oh, and you forgot Crazy Guggenheim.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    My mother used to call us "Tralfaz"
    I'd like to thank you both for giving us your Paypal passwords. Much appreciated!

    WRONG! My PayPal password is "Race Bannon".
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,828
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817
    Bandit looks like my avatar. :p
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,828
    I had to Google "Race Bannon" because I couldn't remember how I knew that name. I remember watching reruns of Jonny Quest early on Saturday mornings.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,261
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    This is the BEST biology class, it is short and to the point.
    Good job Doc, I actually learned something. I had no idea there was such thing as a hummingbird moth. Very interesting, do they act similar to hummingbirds? Like fast wings, pollination, etc.

    Yes very cool creatures.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,828
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
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    Well let's be inclusive


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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,050
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Mulva.

    No.....Delores!

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817
    teekay0007 wrote: »

    No.....Delores!

    Dolores?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    edited July 30
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Mulva.

    No.....Delores!

    egg-zack-a-tack-ly.

    PS Good to see a post from you! Hope all is well!

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,370
    Ever see these Doc?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    Ever see these Doc?

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    No but it's freaking gorgeous whatever it is.

    You know how it works -- the further north one is, the blander everything looks.

    'cept maybe for Scandanavian women.

    :|
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,370
    Specialized moth called the Oleander Moth....I was so fascinated by them that I let them overtake my oleanders.

    Here is the caterpillar

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,261
    those are very cool Mike I can see why you did what you did. So is the caterpillar poisonous ? Looks like it is or very distasteful to birds and such.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,370
    edited July 30
    Actually one of the few hairy caterpillars that does not sting but is mildly poisonous to humans but probably not as toxic as the oleander itself. Nature is pretty amazing.
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,050
    Hermitism wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
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    Well let's be inclusive


    K, new rule here on the Polk Forum: No more posting of any Seinfeld videos in any threads that I might read. Just keep them out of the 'Recent Discussions' and we should be alright. It's just that it inevitably leads to at least a half-hour (usually more!) detour for TK. So, cut it out!! :#
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,050
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Mulva.

    No.....Delores!

    egg-zack-a-tack-ly.

    PS Good to see a post from you! Hope all is well!

    I'm still here! All is fine...chicks still dig me! B) Just working an awful lot lately and checking in much less.

    And, what the he// happened to my Summer?! It's already August! Snow will be flying any day now!!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,423
    yeah, huh?
    (re: it being freaking August already)

    :p
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    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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