Pigeons were once briefly used to carry stock market price reports between Paris and Berlin in the early beginnings of the Reuters news agency. Now, with a world connected by fiber optics and satellite beams, aficionados still train, keep and race pigeons for sport. The membership of Britain’s Royal Pigeon Racing Associated is declining, but tens of thousands remain. This year, the 40th annual British Homing World Show of the Year, held in Blackpool, had 2,500 pigeon entries from around the world.
Enjoy this eye-brow raising/ jaw dropping/ Holy cow video about a bird named “Superb Lyrebird”. The “Superb” adjective comes from its amazing ability to mimic natural and un-natural sounds. These sounds include other bird’s songs, camera shutter sounds, car alarm, and chain-saw!
Ohh, and it is narrated by Sir David Attenborough 🙂
A very brave little dog named Amanda carried her babies, one by one, from a burning house to the steps of the firefighters’ truck, in Temuco, Chile. Four of the five ten-day old puppies are now recuperating, though one has not survived, the others are doing fine thanks to the vigilance of the mother.