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Old 03-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #6241
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #6242
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Approximately 200 dead crows were recently found near Northam on the Great Eastern Highway in Western Australia and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A bird pathologist examined the remains of all the crows and confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu (to everyone's relief). However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks and only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.

The State Government then hired an ornithological behaviourist to determine the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kills. The ornithological behaviourist determined the cause. The conclusion in short order was: When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a look-out crow in nearby trees to warn of impending danger.

His conclusion was that the lookout crow could say "Cah", but he could not say "Truck."
I'm curious; is the Great Western Highway somewhere in Eastern Australia?
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #6243
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #6244
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #6245
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I'm curious; is the Great Western Highway somewhere in Eastern Australia?
Yes there is, in New South Wales! It goes west from Sydney to Bathurst. The Great Eastern Highway goes east from Perth to Kalgoorlie.

Some people really let their imaginations run riot when coming up with names.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #6246
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #6247
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Was it meant to and they missed the way?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #6248
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Souns like Bugs Bunny: "It seems we should have turnt left at Albuquerque."
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #6249
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Some people really let their imaginations run riot when coming up with names.
As evidenced by the name "Kalgoorlie"...
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #6250
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #6251
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #6252
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #6253
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #6254
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As evidenced by the name "Kalgoorlie"...
It's derived from an Aboriginal word, as many names in Australia are. Quite surprising really when you consider the dreadful way in which the indigenous people were treated by the settlers, almost without exception.
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