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"Cabezon" means "large head"
in Spanish, which is appropriate since the head
is the largest feature of this fish. The specific
name marmoratus refers to the marbled or
mottled appearance of the body, which can be
reddish, greenish, or bronze.
Bunting (Passerina ciris)
One of the most brilliantly colored songbirds of
North America, the male painted bunting has a
blue head and nape, bronze-green back, red rump
and underparts, and narrow red eye ring. The
female is a uniform bright yellow-green overall,
with a white eye ring.
served as a Progressive member of the U.S. House
of Representatives before becoming Mayor of New
York City, in which office he served from 1933 to
1945. During his tenure as Mayor, he oversaw
major improvements to the city's infrastructure,
as well as to its police and fire departments.
"Caracal" is derived from the Turkish
word karakulak meaning black
ear, and it is easy to see why this cat is
so named. Each of the caracal's distinctive ears
is controlled by about 20 muscles that help these
hunters better determine where prey is hiding.
The prominent black ear tufts can be up to 1.75
Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
spent most of his political career unsuccessfully
pushing for parliamentary reform. He finally
achieved his goal after being named Prime
Minister in 1830.
was sitting in with local bands by junior high
school and had formed his own band by high
school, but did not achieve national success
until age 21, after taking the stage at a
Hollywood nightclub as a last-minute replacement
for a jazz combo. A string of hit songs followed,
including "Secret Agent Man,"
"Poor Side of Town," and "Swayin'
to the Music."
is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, with
an average depth of 2,442 feet and maximm depth
of 5,712 feet. Lying in a rift that began forming
about 20-25 million years ago, it is also the
oldest lake in the world.
When Andrew Jackson bought what became The
Hermitage in 1804 it was a 640-acre cotton farm
with a cluster of log buildings. By the time he
died in 1845 it was a 1,050-acre plantation with
a Greek Revival-style mansion and a variety of
is perhaps the strangest-looking primate in the
world, with rodent-like incisors, large
yellow-orange eyes, large triangular ears, and
long, bony fingers.
is a track and field event is which an athlete
tries to "throw" a metal ball as far as
possible. The earliest known version of the sport
dates to the Highland Games in Scotland during
the 19th century.