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   Sunday, November 12, 2017
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"The Book of Useless Information"
So there's a pretty thick book I bought with 17 chapters; each chapter filled with the Unexplained, Games, Wild Things, and other weird things, all useless by definition.  We've finally made it to chapter 3. Each week, I'll try to include one item from one of the chapters (in order, if possible).  You'll learn this information as I do...and you're welcome to comment on all or any of the stories.
Chapter 4 - The Wild

Animals by the Bunch

Everyone is familiar with the saying "It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys."  But how many times have you heard, "You're as loud as a murder of magpies?"  Here are the official collective names for various groups of critters.

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a congregation of alligators
a covery of partridges
a shoal of bass an ostentation of peacocks
a smack of jellyfish a colony of penguins
a gaze of raccoons a bevy of quails
a clowder of cats a business of ferrets
a cackle of hyenas a wisdom of wombats
a troop of kangaroos a flamboyance of flamingoes
a leap of leopards a rhumba of rattlesnakes
a fall of woodcocks a gang of elk
a romp of otters a tower of giraffes
a prickle of porcupines a tribe of goats
a crash of rhinoceroses a band of gorillas
a troubling of goldfish a bloat of hippopotamuses
a pod of whales a richness of martens
a charm of finches a labor of moles
an exaltation of larks a pod of seals
a murder of magpies a drove of sheep
a watch of nightingales a dray of squirrels
a parliament of owls an ambush of tigers

HOW'S THAT FOR BEING IN THE KNOW?

 
November 12, 2017

"The Name Game" is an American pop song written and performed by Shirley Ellis as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person's name.



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