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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Wed May 16, 2012 2:49 pm

You need to come down in the winter Matt. You'll be able to cross off a ton of birds highlighted by:
Black vented oriole
Green jay
chachalaca (though more fun to hear than see)

Maybe even the highly elusive oscelot though I've only ever seen one.


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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed May 16, 2012 2:57 pm

pfft, forget that. Come to Scotland and try and catch yourself a haggis

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed May 16, 2012 4:01 pm

Flying haggis?

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Re: Random crap

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed May 16, 2012 4:30 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Flying haggis?
no no no. Haggis don't fly, they run around mountains. Their legs on one side of their body are actually shorter to make it easier to run round the mountains. Makes them easy to catch.

To catch a haggis, you need two people, one to stand at the top of the mountain, and one to stand at the bottom. The person at the top of the mountain spooks the haggis so it gets a fright and tries to run round the other way. When it does this, it's short legs are on the wrong side so it falls and rolls down the mountain. The person at the bottom catches it in a net.


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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed May 16, 2012 4:40 pm

Well, that's what I thought, but a mention of haggis in the context of birds made me wonder. Everyone knows that haggis runs around mountains, for goodness' sake.

I believe that haggis don't survive long in captivity, and that's the reason we so seldom see them in American zoos.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Wed May 16, 2012 5:12 pm

"You need to come down in the winter Matt. You'll be able to cross off a ton of birds highlighted by:
Black vented oriole
Green jay
chachalaca (though more fun to hear than see)

Maybe even the highly elusive oscelot though I've only ever seen one." - hoosegow

Sounds like fun. I've heard Texas has a lot of great birding spots, along with a number of species that aren't found elsewhere in the US.

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Wed May 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Apparently there are 2 varieties of wild haggis, clockwise and counterclockwise.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Thu May 17, 2012 9:13 am

You guys wouldn't believe the ridiculous story someone tried to get my to believe about haggis this week. I didn't fall for it.

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Thu May 17, 2012 10:57 am

have any of you actually eaten haggis? Serious question

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Re: Random crap

Post by KPj » Thu May 17, 2012 11:21 am

I genuinely love it. If you haven't tried it, I would highly recommend.

Of course, you need to catch one first ;)

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Thu May 17, 2012 11:45 am

haha well obviously you have Kenny, being Scottish n all (although the central belt isn't REAL Scotland. Not like the highlands).

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Thu May 17, 2012 10:03 pm

Do non-Scots often like it? It sounds like something that I might not enjoy too much (especially if all that stuff people say about where it comes from is true, which I, of course, doubt).

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Re: Random crap

Post by Nevage » Fri May 18, 2012 4:50 am

Is haggis like black pudding?

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jebus » Fri May 18, 2012 3:15 pm

We had a debate in History class today on the whether the industrial revolution was a good thing or not.

It was.


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