No such thing! Seagull

The coastline of Lake Michigan at Michigan City Indiana USA is one of our favorite places to visit.  The diverse articles of subject matter keeps our inquisitive brain rolling.  Our attention was captured by this Seagull that wanted to play in the water when it was only 20 degrees outside.  She sparked our curiosity about Seagulls.

Supposedly, there is a  group of birds in the gull or tern family which contains more than 35 species.  The group received their name “sea” gull because of their habit of flying around coastal areas or over open water. (Note: if you are ever lost at sea and see a “sea”gull, you know land is sure to be found close by.) 

Around Lake Michigan area on the Indiana/Michigan side, three main species of gull are found, the Herring Gull, the Ring Billed Gull, and Bonaparte’s Gull. 

We aren’t sure what kind of Gull is in the picture.  We just know the Seagulls are enjoyable to watch as they complete their daily missions. 


That’s a lot of Bull

Cows were domesticated over 10,000 years ago according to DNA studies.  But are DNA tests what they are cracke dup to be?  We checked into some tests.

There are supposedly 12 companies that compete for your spit.  Send them a vial of your drool and they’ll send you a report about where you came from and from whom.  We wanted to know how they do that but didn’t know who to send our spit to.  So we went to an expert and read all about it  

An interesting read and we’ll be keeping our spit until the knowledge concerning DNA improves.  

Deja moo! That feelin you’ve heard that bull before.  

It’s all Clover

The chance of finding a four leaf clover are slim.  Supposedly, the statistics show about 1 in 10,000 which is, relatively, better than winning most lotteries.  We thought we’d even up the odds to find our own four leaf clover.

Between 1913 and 1917, Edmund S. Conklin handed out a questionnaire asking if people believed 4 leaf clover is lucky.  A little over ¼ of college students believed Four Leaf Clovers are lucky which makes this superstition among the top two superstitions.

In 2008, a Korean team developed Jeju Lucky-1; a strain of clover that produces 4 leaves 60 percent of the time.  Our lucky has improved.  We can now have four leaf clover 60 percent of the time.  Our cow was pleased as well.

A Horse of a Feeling

An old wives tale expresses that horses can feel human emotion even before the human recognizes the emotion they are feeling.  As “horse people”, we tend to agree.  Horses can be very in tune with our body language although we aren’t convinced about the “before the human recognizes the emotion they are feeling” part.