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Old 07-15-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Default "Did you know?" Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Did you know Certain types of vultures and other birds like storks poop on their feet to keep cool. The poop is actually both urine and poop and is more of a liquid than a solid. It splats all over the vulture’s bare legs. The liquid evaporates — turns into vapor — and cools the legs and the whole bird down.

An added benefit: the uric acid that’s in the poop kills germs on the birds’ legs and feet.


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Old 07-15-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: California
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I did not know that I don't think I'll try it
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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They should be inspected before delivering babies to parents.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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yes i did know that watched a show on the animal planet they had a segment on volchers

so one day at the beach i figured i would try it i peeed on my leg felt pretty good to!!! then i went swimming to wash it off
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton
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That's why I always make them put shoes on before coming into my house.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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yes i did know that watched a show on the animal planet they had a segment on volchers

so one day at the beach i figured i would try it i peeed on my leg felt pretty good to!!! then i went swimming to wash it off

Did you ever notice that nobody needs to go to the bathroom while swimming?
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