Trivia question for Jun-24-2011

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-24-2011

The koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.

Trivia question for Jun-23-2011

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-23-2011

Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals. It usually disdains the rotting meat, however, and lives on a diet that is 90% bone marrow. They can swallow whole bones up to the size of a lamb’s femur and its powerful digestive system quickly dissolves even large pieces.

Trivia question for Jun-22-2011

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-22-2011

It is found on mountains in Europe usually above 3,300 ft up to 6,600 ft, preferring flowery meadows and mountain pastures. This species is of interest to entomologists due to the variety of subspecies, often only restricted to a specific valley in the Alps.

“Marine Life Facing Mass Extinction, report says” (IPSO) Report

“Marine Life Facing Mass Extinction, report says” (IPSO) Report

Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of “major extinctions” according to a panel of experts.

Trivia question for Jun-21-2011

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-21-2011

An adult of these cats are about twice the size of a domestic cat, with a head and body length that typically ranges from 22 to 31 in, and a 7.9 to 12 in long tail. A few much larger individuals have been reported, of up to 45 inches in head-body length. Adults can weigh from 11 to 35 lb.

Trivia question for Jun-20-2011

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-20-2011

These are among the most diverse group of lizards. They make up the second largest of the lizard families (after the geckos) with about 1200 species.

Trivia question for Jun-19-2011

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-19-2011

Predators of these guys include the Horned owl, Andean fox, Magellan fox, cougar, and other small cats. They are a wary animal that moves slowly and stops often, smelling the air for scents of predators. Being a proficient climber, jumper, and sprinter, they flee in a zigzag path when being pursued.

Trivia question for Jun-18-2011

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-18-2011

It will fly at the head of a human or fox approaching its nest. Although it cannot inflict serious damage, it is a frightening and painful experience.

Trivia question for Jun-17-2011

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-17-2011

These dolphins live in groups typically of 10–30 members, called pods, but group size varies from single individuals up to more than 1,000. Their diet consists mainly of forage fish.

Trivia question for Jun-16-2011

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-16-2011

It is one of the largest and deadliest of the poisonous snakes. It is a common central American snake and is also found in the south America and West Indies. These snakes strike swiftly and they are an aggressive snake.

Trivia question for Jun-15-2011

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-15-2011

They stand on the tips of their hooves and can fit all four hooves on a piece of cliff the size of a Canadian dollar coin.

OMG Founders Speak at the 2011 UMC Mississippi Annual Conference

OMG Founders Speak at the 2011 UMC Mississippi Annual Conference

Let’s talk about Global Climate Change; did you know that “it is estimated that more than 1/3rd of the Earth’s animal species and almost 20% of the plant species face extinction by 2050 if we maintain our current greenhouse gas trajectory.”

Trivia question for Jun-14-2011

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-14-2011

This is a common resident species of the open savanna country in Sub-Saharan Africa. It nests in trees, laying a single egg which is incubated by the female for 42 to 43 days, with a further 90 to 125 days until fledging. They pair for life, and will use the same nest for a number of years.

Trivia question for Jun-13-2011

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-13-2011

These sharks are rarely aggressive towards humans, though they may investigate swimmers closely. However, spear fishers are at risk of being bitten by one attempting to steal their catch.

Trivia question for Jun-12-2011

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Jun-12-2011

Many of these produce rasping sounds to repel predators. This is done by rubbing the “plectrum” at the base of their antennae against a “file”. The noise is produced by frictional vibrations – sticking and slipping, similar to rubber materials sliding against hard surfaces.