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Inside an Imperial Fabergé egg

The allure of Fabergé's infamous Imperial Eggs lies as much in their fabled history as it does the precious objets they house. Created by Carl Fabergé for the Russian Imperial family between 1885 and 1916, the precious eggs were seized during the ... June 14, 2015

Superman collectibles

The rayon handkerchief pictures Superman from the waist up, breaking chains across his chest. It was made in 1940 and Q. I have a very old cuckoo clock. It belonged to my great-great-great-grandparents. It must have been made in the early 1800s. On ... June 13, 2015

The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock

For such an iconic timepiece, there is surprisingly little written about the cuckoo clock, but, as recently noted by the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, modern scholarship does not support the Ketterer theory. two distinct styles ... May 17, 2013

Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart ...

The bird in their nest was a Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo. These birds are “brood parasites” – they lay their eggs in Horsfield's bronze-cuckoos lay their eggs too late in the breeding cycle for their chicks to pick up the same notes. They can't learn ... November 8, 2012

Honeyguide chicks stab their foster siblings to death with hooked bills

Completely blind, it is literally stabbing in the dark but it makes up for its imprecision with brutality. Within minutes of Like the more famous cuckoos, they foist their eggs onto other birds, turning them into unwitting surrogate parents. And ... September 6, 2011

Corals summon gardening gobies to clean up toxic seaweed

For corals, gardening's a matter of life and death. Corals compete with algal seaweeds for space, and many types of seaweed release chemicals that are toxic to corals, act as carriers for coral diseases and boost the growth of dangerous microbes.... November 9, 2012

Crocodile faces are more sensitive than human fingertips

Once their skin touched the food, they snapped it up within 50-70 milliseconds. They would also wait submerged until a fish swam past their open jaws. Again, as soon as the prey made contact, the croc snapped shut. Leitch and Catania think that the ... November 8, 2012

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Full time whistle match report: Ryan Bird scores on debut as Hartlepool beat Wimbledon 1-0

DEBUTANT Ryan Bird was the hero ... shot wide from the follow-up. That was the last real chance of the opening 45 minutes. It was a poor first-half, with little flow or tempo to the game at Victoria Park, the visitors carving out the better chances but ... February 28, 2015

Photo tour: The most beautiful places in Indiana

Cataract Falls in Owen County includes the largest waterfall by volume in the state of Indiana. The Upper Falls (pictured) drop 20 feet, while the Lower Falls further downstream plummet 18 feet. (Photo: Kenneth Keifer, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Indiana is ... January 23, 2015

River City Five Maple Leaves and One Bird One Day Hand-Carved Cuckoo Clock

This traditionally styled German cuckoo clock features wooden hands, a wood dial with Roman numerals, and a warm light yellow hand-painted and hand-carved ... maple leaf up makes the cuckoo clock run slightly faster. on every hour the cuckoo bird emerges ... December 10, 2013

The Bird in the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock Weighs 330 Pounds

the cuckoo bird alone is 14 feet long and weighs 330 pounds. The whole thing is based on a much smaller cuckoo clock that is about 100 years old—the Triberg clock is simply scaled up. By sixty times. But don’t take it from us. Let this giant wooden ... November 14, 2013

The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock

Writing eloquently on the cuckoo in his 1849 book Natural History: Birds ... modern clocks that look more like abstract sculptures than timepieces. However, my favorite contemporary cuckoos are those that pay homage to traditional hand-carved “hunt ... May 16, 2013

Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart from cuckoo impostors

The bird in their nest was a Horsfield’s ... If they can’t, they often end up feeding the parasite regardless of what it looks like. This is why the common cuckoo has an egg that closely matches that of a reed warbler, but the cuckoo chick is a huge ... November 8, 2012

Dallas Life: Repairman is cuckoo for cuckoo clocks

The sound of that bird cooing softly on the hour takes me back to my grandmother’s home. It was a pure thrill to watch the bird emerge from a wooden door surrounded by hand-carved ... he be selling cuckoo clocks, he would come in and wind, oil and ... June 23, 2012


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