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Monday, April 25, 2011

Pen & Cygnet

Swans mate for life.
Female swans are called PENS.
Baby swans are called CYGNETS.
If you know any other intersting facts about swans (especially first hand), share, ok?



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Comments: OK, yes, I read these facts online, but they are interesting (and I think true), so here they are.

Swans originated in Afghanistan.

There quacks (supposably) attract otters and salmon.

The male's wing can hit stuff hard enough to break a man's arm.

Both males and females can fly from 50-60 miles per hour.

The beauty of the swan is one of the reasons for the swan to be considered as a royal bird in England and all swans found in the open waters belong to the crown.

A pen's (mother swan) call to her young sounds sort of like a yipping dog.
  My sibling has a friend who ticked off a swan and got bit in the area. O.O Yeah...take my advice and NEVER get a swan angry.
  Before his death in 399 BC. Socrates spoke these words: "You think I cannot see as far ahead as a swan. You know that when swans feel the approach of death they sing, and they sing sweeter and louder on the last days of their lives because they are going back to that God whom they serve." (Plato)

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