Espadrilles – In Canada, espadrilles are running shoes. Everywhere else they are a flat soled rubber shoe with a canvas upper that lays flat.
The style dates back to the 13th Century from the Pyrenees.
Egg Cream – Milk, soda water and chocolate. Essentially carbonated Yoohoo! From Brooklyn at the turn of the century.
Largest egg cream was 110 gallons made in Central Park in June 1980.
March 15th National Egg Cream Day
Eagles are the largest of the raptors. Across Europe and Asia the Golden Eagle is the largest bird in the sky. Eagles have been the symbols of noted civilizations for millennia. The Romans, Persians, The Austrian, Prussian and Ottoman Empires as well as Napoleon and Nazi Germany all used Eagle totems.
Modern nations of Russia, Iceland and Iraq also have eagles in the national seals. Mexico has a Golden Eagle eating a snake on a cactus on their flag. Apparently it was the sign that they had the right place to build their city.
The Eagles are the best selling American rock band in history. They have sold over 150 million albums worldwide. Best selling – The Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and then Hotel California – released in 1976
The Eagles have been an NFL team since 1933. They have won two NFC championships but have won no Super Bowls in the last 50 years. (NFL championship in 1960- pre-merger)
The 101st Airborne are known as The Screaming Eagles.
For Americans “An Eagle” refers to our Bald Eagle national symbol. A sea eagle, the Bald Eagle is the largest bird in raptor in North American.
Eagles can be up to 40 inches tall, wing spans up to 7 feet across. Eagles exhibit sexual dimorphism. Females are about 25% larger than males.
Our eagles are not quite so large. This follows Bergmann’s Rule. Bergmann’s rule dates back to mid-19th Century and states that in general, resident members of the same species will be smaller closer to the equator and larger as you head toward the poles.
Eagles live about 20 years in the wild and can live up to 50 years in captivity.
Eagles have a gripping strength 10 times stronger than a human.
Eagles diets across the continent – on average – Fish a little over half, then birds and mammals. Fish 56%, Birds 28% Mammals 14%
Bald Eagle feathers are only legal to possess if you are a Native American with a legitimate religious purpose for them.
Bald Eagles were severely affected by DDT usage. They have recovered dramatically -- in 1950 there were only 412 nesting pairs in all of the continental US.
Today there are 1,166 nesting pairs in Florida. And we are third amongst US states – Alaska is first. While riding the Duck Tour in Ketchikan we saw dozens of Bald Eagles waiting for the fish processing plant to flush their by-products. They are like seagulls. Minnesota has about 1300 pairs. Wisconsin is 4th with over a thousand pairs.
Bald Eagles were reclassified from Endangered to Threatened in the lower 48 in 1995 and completely removed from list in 2005.
Ready for the Questions?
1) What 7 states have NEVER listed the Bald Eagle as Endangered.
Alaska, Hawaii (no eagles), Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon
2) We know that Alaska is the largest of these states and that Hawaii is the smallest. But of the remaining… Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Which is largest by area? (and least densely populated)
Oregon (9th/39th), MI (11th), MN (12th), WA (18), WI (23)
3) Oregon creates 95% of which foodstuff sold domestically in the US. Ham, Hazelnuts, Salmon, Soybeans
4) Nutella is the chocolate/hazelnut spread is sold by the same company that makes which of these candies? Ferrero Rocher, Swedish Fish, Certs breath mints, Trident
Ferrero Rocher all the others are made for the US by Cadbury.
5) Ferrero Rocher has a hazelnut center that is identifiable by their gold wrapper. What aluminum foil wrapped candy was featured on a 2007- 39 cent postage stamp in their “Love” series?
6) Hersheypark Arena was the site of what sport’s all-time single game scoring records?
Basketball – Wilt Chamberlain set his 100 point game at Hersheypark Arena.
7) How many total points were scored in the game? Just under 200 points, slightly more than 250 points or over 300 points?
Final score 169-147 – a record 316 points
8) What Gospel in the King James Version… has a 16th verse in its 3rd chapter that starts “For God so loved the world…”
9) Which fast food chain, headquartered in California, prints “John 3:16” below its corporate logo on their drink cups? Chik Fil A (GA), Jack in the Box, In-N-Out Burger, Popeyes (LA)
10) In-N-Out Burger is headquartered in what suburb of Los Angeles? Baldwin Park, Fruitland Park, Pinellas Park or Winter Park
11) Baldwin Park’s elementary school is named for what Haitian-born Naturalist/Artist who painted over 400 dead birds for his epic work Birds of America in the early 1800s?
John James Audubon
In Birds of America – the Bald Eagle in pictured with a catfish
February is an exciting time for Five Minute Professor!
Lunchtime Trivia --- February 19th --- Snoball Xpress next to Lake Brantley HS.
No Sweat Trivia Diamond Fitness – Tuesday evenings at 7:15 pm
Pechakucha – NEXT Friday Night – Orange Studio on Mills
Next week –
Frangelico, Flamingo, Fiji