Bird Trivia in the Newspapers

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Subject: Bird Trivia in the Newspapers
From: "Karen Pearson" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 13:11:21 +1100
>From todays 'The Sydney Morning Herald' - Column 8
" Denis Fisk, of Stanmore, thought it the "typo of the decade" - an article
on Lion Nathan's beer sales in Yet Another Newspaper that spoke of premium
and imported brands, such as Tui's Extra Dry. "Is it a Polynesian
interpretation of Toohey's?" he asks. Almost. The tui is a New Zealand bird
of the bellbird variety, and the beer is named after it. Just a coincidence
that it sounds like Toohey's."

Yesterdays 'The Sunday Age'
>From "The Index" Column
"Estimated number of people who have been killed in bird-aircraft collisions
since the dawn of aviation..... 360
Number of times birds and planes collided in the US between 1990 and
1998...... 22,000
Number of times in a month an airfield in Israel was inundated with dead
fish dropped by flying storks............ 2
Tons of force emitted when a seven-kilogram pelican collides with a jet
fighter travelling at 900 kph..... 100."

Hampton VIC.

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