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Do crows fly in a straight line?

January 27, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

It is commonly believed that the crow flies forward in a straight line. Hence the phrase as the crow flies, meaning in a straight line from starting point to the objective or place of destination, irrespective of buildings, rivers, roads, hills or any obstacles that might make the distance greater if a person were to …

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How did “kibitzer” originate?

January 26, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

A kibitzer is a person who meddles in the affairs of other people, particularly one who, while not a player himself, watches a card game from behind the players and gives unasked for advice. By extension the term is applied to any individual who is always ready to give advice on any subject whether he …

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What birds are trained to fish for their masters?

December 31, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

In China, Japan and other parts of the Orient the large sea birds known as cormorants have been trained to fish for man since time immemorial. These birds display remarkable activity under water and they devour fish so greedily that they have become proverbial for their voracity and gluttony. When young they are easily tamed …

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