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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

Started by Dyslexic's DOG. Last reply by Michael Penn Apr 19. 8 Replies

We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat 1 hour ago

I loved Alex, Dr. Irene Pepperberg's African grey parrot. He knew what he was talking about! I was so sad when he died.  I haven't checked her web site lately to see what she's doing now.

Comment by Patricia 4 hours ago

I've seen several documentaries & am continually amazed at the very large ''smarts'' the birds show.

Comment by Idaho Spud 8 hours ago

I like the river dance bird.  I think it's dancing to the music because it's obvious that a lot of that type of bird dances to music.

Comment by Randall Smith 10 hours ago

Coincidently, I just read a book about exotic birds: The Birds of Pandemonium (Life Among the Exotic and the Endangered). The author (Michele Raffin) started with one injured bird, and before long, she was housing a sanctuary (N. Calif). Birds aren't as dumb as we think.

Comment by Patricia 16 hours ago

Riverdance bird style!

Comment by Plinius 16 hours ago

That's a beautiful tap dance! I wonder if the bird does this spontaneously or because of the music?

Comment by sk8eycat 22 hours ago

I think that's an African lovebird.  We had one for a few years when I was in jr. high....Dad adopted her from a neighbor who had to get rid of her because she was nutso.  Kept shredding paper and building nests, and would occasionally lay an egg, but had no mate. Dad wanted to see if he could get a mate for her and breed her.  (He did, and she pitched a fit, and killed the boy.)

Dad was a parrot fan...he grew up with a South American green parrot who could mimic my grandmother's voice perfectly.  When he was in college he lived with his aunt, and she had a mynah who was a VERY silly talker.  Both those birds were long gone by the time I was born.

Anyway, I don't remember what happened to Doc, the African bird, but we also had budgies from time to time, and one of them learned to say quite a few things. 

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Comment by Randall Smith on Sunday
Loren's correct, both in the ethanol and the athleticism. And remember, Helio Castroneves won the "Dancing With Stars" several years ago. Heavy on the pedal, light afoot.
Indiana has a very large population of Amish/German Baptists, etc. We call them "Old Orders" around my area. Really, they're quite friendly, so I won't put them down.
Comment by Idaho Spud on Saturday

On the second viewing, Amish road rage still brings a chuckle.


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