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Old 03-12-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Maine
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If turkeys did do that and it was true wouldnt they be extinct by now?
Shhhh....that makes too much sense.

 
Old 03-12-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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lol... geez.... tankratt you said that so simply but I never thought of it that way!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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what mainewriter says....somebody else always saw them drown....
 
Old 03-12-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Hidin' out on the Mexican border;about to move to the Canadian border
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The only thing I ever saw turkeys do in the rain was keep right on strolling through the woods, waiting to become Thanksgiving dinner.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Move over Myth Busters - I'm dispelling a myth today! What a blast! I spent some time talking with a writer for National Geographic Kids. She's dispelling urban myths. The myth she called me about happens to be my favorite - turkeys look up into the rain and drown. Reflexes will take care of that. We've raised hundreds of birds and have yet to see one that looked up and didn't shake the water from its face when it got wet. If all goes well and I don't end up underneath the delete key (like OG does to me) it will be in the October issue of Nat Geo Kids.

I've heard this a lot. People SWEAR they've seen it happen. When I ask them why they'd watch this happen the story changes a little. Nobody wants to admit they'd waste their money, their labor and resources to watch the bird die simply so they could say they it happens. So they didn't reallllly see it themselves but Uncle Fred's cousin Tom's mother's sister's father's girlfriend's uncle saw it happen!
Sometimes, gullible people amaze me with what they'll believe just because so-and-so said it's true.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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ALWAYS REMEMBER
Don't believe anything you read ..., or, for that matter, anything you hear (period!!) ..., unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction. This is known as "doing your homework." Neal Boortz
 
Old 03-16-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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"unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true..."

Very good point.... and the same advice could be given to those who jump to conclusions... see my status? ayuh.
 
Old 03-16-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Sometimes, gullible people amaze me with what they'll believe just because so-and-so said it's true.
When we were kids we'd tell gullible people that the word gullible isn't in the dictionary.

When in doubt of someone's intentions ask before assuming. Assuming often reveals what's in your mind rather than someone else's heart.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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When in doubt of someone's intentions ask before assuming. Assuming often reveals what's in your mind rather than someone else's heart.
Well said.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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We just came back from a mini road-trip down Rt 9 from Biddeford to Kennebunkport and then on to Wells. We had lunch at the Maine Diner Maine Diner; it was fantastic. It made me smile thinking about all the discussions on the forum about if folks in Maine are friendly.....at the booth next to our table were two regulars who live about 3 miles from the restuarant....they welcomed us....extolled about the food ..... and even came over to point out their favorites on the menu......they have been coming to the Diner once a week for the past 5 or 6 years......(they also had good things to say about Mikes Seafood place down the street a ways.... They couldnt have been more friendly!

After lunch we came back up on Rt 1 though Kennebunk (what a charming little town that is) thru Arundel and into Biddeford and over the river into Saco and then we took back roads home to Gorham. Much evidence of springtime moving into Maine from the south. It was a beautiful drive.

Last edited by elston; 03-17-2009 at 02:16 PM..
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