Friday, July 25, 2008

MYTH - FACT




The Myth
Ostriches bury their heads in the sand!

The Fact
Since Roman times, ostriches have been said to be so dim that they react to danger by sticking their heads in the ground. They've thus become a metaphor for humans, who refuse to accept reality, preferring to ignore the truth, like children sticking their fingers in their ears and crying: "na ... na... I can't hear you!" In fact, however, ostriches react to dan
ger in the most sensible, obvious way available to a flightless bird capable of running at 40 mph. They skedaddle.



So where does the myth come from? Well, ostriches swallow sand and pebbles to help grind up food in their stomachs. This means they have to bend down and briefly stick their heads in the earth to collect the pebbles.

10 comments:

Ria said...

Uncle,
I'm back na po. Nga pala, Uncle, please update my linkie love to www.riablahgs.com

I have my own domain name na po pero under blogger pa din ako. Change mo na lng ha Uncle.

Babush!

Monching said...

And in the office we bury our heads in work, yet unappreciated!

Monching said...

What is the meaning of skedaddle, anyway?

Monching said...
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Bay Martin said...

Ria, welcome back! That was quick ijasa you had. You should have stayed a little longer. Email me asap. Thanks!

Bay Martin said...

To skedaddle means to move or run away quickly.

Bay Martin said...

Don't expect to be appreciated at all with your hard work because they don't even know the meaning of the word.

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

A week ago, a friend told me that it is good to invest in ostrich business. Kinakain ba ang ostrich?

Bay Martin said...

Somebody has told me the same thing about ostrich breeding.

They are saying that ostrich meat tastes like beef, but has less than half the fat. Most people think the meat would be like chicken or turkey, but its not. You can have it ground up, you can make roasts or steaks out of it... and its actually really tasty. Seeing how they're healthier than beef, tastes just about the same, I think more people should explore substituting it for health aspect. Our obesity rate is outrageous. Turkey is a good substitute for chicken and beef.

Monching said...

So, shall we go into ostrich business ngekkkk!!!