• The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. Males are typically larger than females, weighing 220 to 287 pounds and measuring 6.9 to 9 feet in height. Meanwhile, females weigh 198 to 242 pounds and range in height from 5.7 to 6.2 feet.

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    10/1

    What is the highest hurricane wind speed ever recorded
    According to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an unnamed storm that hit Florida on Sept. 3, 1935, holds the all-time record as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum wind speeds measured at 185 mph

  • Pete H. posted an update in the group Group logo of I’m OK!I’m OK! 5 hours, 13 minutes ago

    We are okay! Most of the clean-up is done. Our neighbor was cutting up a relly large limb that fell in his backyard and the chain on his chain saw broke and cut his leg, sixteen stitches later . he is okay but has decided to let the tree service finish the job whenever they can get to it. It appears that someone drove a nail into the tree at some…[Read more]

  • It’s a chilly day so maybe we should havve a warming chili at the Rumbling Thunder Dinner tonight
    (sorry this is so late we’ve had some internet issues following the storm)

    • Mom made chili for her dinner yesterday! I’ll be here (as long as we don’t have power/internet issues)
    • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of I’m OK!I’m OK! 6 hours, 59 minutes ago

      We\’re okay here. There are tons of power trucks all over now (one just went by the house). Mom spent most of yesterday doing Ian clean-up. We are still on water restriction. That means they don\’t want us to do laundry, run dishwashers or flush the toilet too much (I\’m glad I use a litterbox).

    • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 7 hours, 1 minute ago

      10/1 – The best place in the world to see rainbows is in Hawaii.

    • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Wildcats – Troop 1Wildcats – Troop 1 10 hours, 39 minutes ago

      I think we all should have a good breakfast – this storm is effecting SOOO many people – relax with a good meal! We have Bacon Casserole, Hot Chocolate Toast, Fresh Herb Egg White Omelettes, French Toast with Fruit AND delicious Bacon Stickybuns!

    • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of I’m OK!I’m OK! 10 hours, 46 minutes ago

      We are OK here……windy/noisy night and a lot of rain but up on our hill we\’re OK from flooding, etc. Big trees all around are a worry but so far so good. Rain in forecast next couple of days – Ian was a HUGE storm for sure!

    • Teddy K posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 10 hours, 48 minutes ago

      Factoid for 10/1: What is Mean Higher High Water? You might have bumped into this term while trying to find out when you’ll experience high tide where you live. Many coastal places actually have two high tides a day. Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) is the average of the higher of the two daily high tides. The term MHHW is more precise than “…[Read more]

    • 9/30: Hurricane/Typhoon John in East/West Pacific Basin has the record for traveling the most miles (7,165)
      on 10/08 and 10/9, 1994. This is since 1961 (the beginning of the satellite era when distances started being measure by satellite reconnaissance.)

    • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 16 hours, 28 minutes ago

      Many orbiting satellites and the International Space Station revolve within the ionosphere. Since the atmosphere density is mostly negligible here, spacecraft can remain in orbit for years without encountering much resistance.

    • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Weekly Words of WisdomWeekly Words of Wisdom 16 hours, 32 minutes ago

      Small acts change the world.
      Unknown

    • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Weekly Words of WisdomWeekly Words of Wisdom 16 hours, 35 minutes ago

      Winnie the Pooh Pooh\’s Grand Adventure
      \”It\’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!\”

    • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Weekly Words of WisdomWeekly Words of Wisdom 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

      “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
      —Robert Brault

    • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of Weekly Words of WisdomWeekly Words of Wisdom 16 hours, 39 minutes ago

      Boy I tried to figure how many I needed for Sept and I can\’t I even
      went back a couple of months I\’m probably going to over post but I don\’t want to be short.
      “If a fellow isn\’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn\’t likely to be thankful for what he\’s going to get.”
      —Frank A. Clark

    • Seymour Sullivan posted an update in the group Group logo of CampfireCampfire 17 hours, 4 minutes ago

      Happy October, everybody! Have a great weekend.

    • Seymour Sullivan posted an update in the group Group logo of I’m OK!I’m OK! 17 hours, 20 minutes ago

      All\’s well here. Mom is taking of the first feline friend I made here in Maine – Bob – who is nearly 20 and still going strong!

    • Paws absorb sound and shock. Cats can jump up to seven times their own height, and land gracefully too. This is due to their paw pads that lessen the impact and also absorb sound to allow a silent landing. Within these same pads are sensitive nerve receptors that sense vibrations, pressure and textures. Their paw pads contain large concentrations…[Read more]

    • Ætheling posted an update in the group Group logo of Book ClubBook Club 19 hours, 8 minutes ago

      😸 Today I was reading in our next book, Cat Among the Pumpkins, and it mentioned that somecat had been killed by a shoal of jellyfish accidentally delivered to his seafood tank. 😸 Yikes, just after we watched that scary CSU video.

    • Andy McIntyre posted an update in the group Group logo of Fact a Day 2022Fact a Day 2022 21 hours, 7 minutes ago

      9/30 Does change in air pressure cause wind?
      A change in air pressure can create wind. The wind will become stronger as the pressure difference increases. Wind and air pressure are very connected with one another. Differences in air pressure around the planet drive wind and ultimately, our weather patterns.

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