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  1. Odif

    Odif In Flower

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    Sjoerd a spider has 2 segments like all arachnids. The Cephalothorax and the abdomen.

    I was impressed with the sunflower.
     
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    We have 2 golden retrievers called Barley and Berry. Barley is 7 and Berry is 5 years old. We had them when they were 7 weeks old. They'll live from 10 to 14 or maybe 16 years old like logan did.We did have 5 at one stage, next year we might get another.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thanks ODIF--You are of course, completely correct.
    LOGGIE--Good one. Golden retrievers are great pets.
     
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    The common pipistrelle ( Pipistrellus pipistrellus ) weighs at the most, 8 gram. This is the sort that is by far the most common in Holland...he feels at home in cities and therefore it is why we see it the most. Its winter sleep is about up no, and in fact I saw the first tiny dropping on the outside windowsill (there is a street lamp down below one of the windows). My grandfather used to laugh at me when he would send me up in the rafters of the barn to collect a couple of jute sacks. I peeled back a couple and they flew out at me like bats outta hell. Of course the very first time, I was so shocked that I let go and fell down onto the hay. All very exciting. My gran was not happy with my grandfather on that occasion...as she twigged that he let me go up and get thosde sacks knowing full well what would happen when I disturbed them. I discreetly snickered, feeling that I got a sort of indirect revenge. chortle.


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    The big and bulky first buds on the chestnut tree look like a large and tightly rolled bud. Only after this "bud" opens do you discover that is wasn't just one leaf but rather a complete set of leaves and a bloom bunch on a stem.
     
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    10-52-3
    The eggs of the Lesser Whitethroat ( Sylvia curruca, a warbler sort) hatch in ten days only.

    It is interesting to note that the Northern (or Arctic) Fulmar broods for 52 days and the Wandering Albatross for 3 months! So you can see that the little lesser whitethroat's accomplishment is a sort of record.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    The idea of converting human body heat into a form of usable energy has been targeted by scientists for years. A resting human male gives off roughly 100-120 Watts of energy. Thermoelectric technology currently is only working the fan on my wood stove. Possibilities for the future?
     
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