I was almost addicted to that game. Then, I got bored. lol! Yes, the little "fact" thingies are rather interesting! Don't know why I didn't think to write that here.....maybe cuz I'd be competing against even MORE people for that $1,000,000.00 prize.
quote:Under the 1994 amendments, the Congress statutorily defined and divided the term "harassment" to mean any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which --
1.(Level A Harassment) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild; or 2.(Level B Harassment) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption or behavioral patterns,including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.
quote:Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter or of any permit or regulation issued thereunder, except as provided in section 1387 of this title, may be assessed a civil penalty by the Secretary of not more than $10,000 for each such violation. No penalty shall be assessed unless such person is given notice and opportunity for a hearing with respect to such violation. Each unlawful taking or importation shall be a separate offense. Any such civil penalty may be remitted or mitigated by the Secretary for good cause shown.
quote:The term "take" means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal.
I nave a little less on Longshoreman. IIRC the History Channel had a recent program recently on canals. It mentioned the along-the-shore cargo loaders and unloaders as the origin of the term longshoreman. However, I lost faith in that source when they had a program that repeated the old "cursed mummy in the Titanic hold" myth, so I sought other sources.
quote:Main Entry: long.shore.man Pronunciation: 'lo[ng]-"shOr-m&n, -"shor-, "lo[ng]-' Function: noun Etymology: longshore, short for alongshore Date: 1811 : a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport
Bibliomania lists "Alongshoreman - see Longshoreman" as well.
Li "Asea" sa
------------------ No one should live by the early bird policy without finding out whether he classifies as a bird or a worm.
[This message has been edited by Lisa (edited 08-28-2000).]
According to this site, Andean condors can fly at 7000 meters or 22,965.9 feet (to be precise and to use a conversion program). Condors are just really big buzzards--the scientific name of the Andean condor is Vultur gryohus.
Ants don't have noses like vertebrates do--a single point of entry for smells. Ants have doohickeys on their antennae called sensilla that can detect certain chemicals in the air, which is sort like smelling. I'm being lazy again (take that, Walker & pinqy!) so I can't verify if there are only 5 sensilla--it doesn't seem likely as there would be the same number on each antenna. And teh number might vary with the species of ant. However, it is likely that each sensilla is programmed to pick up diferent chemicals.
And blind termites--yes and no. Termiteslive in colonies like ants & bees, with different castes. Workers & soldiers that spend their life underground may have reduced eyes or no eyes at all. Reproductive stages that may fly around for a while usually have some sort of eyes.
Kathy "antomologist" B.
------------------ The plural of "anecdote" is not "data." Mike Quear, US Congressional staffer