Parrot

2 days ago
A parrot has fallen in love with his owner’s Amazon Alexa — but keeps using it to order shopping.
2 days ago
The Night Owl hospital in Vancouver needs more staff, but it can't find qualified veterinarians to hire in Canada.
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1 week ago
Long-lived and clever parrots may be as different genetically from other birds as humans are from other primates.
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1 week ago
Sometimes, when you least expect it, the internet will solve a mystery for you.  Last year, I spent weeks looking for the creator of the original party parrot, a dancing emoji with a cult following. I went deep on Google. I spoke to the Disciples of Sirocco, a group of Redditors who helped fuel the bird's popularity; the creator of a party parrot website; and fans who made oddball variations on the original. No one knew who made Party Parrot #1. Then, just this week, I got an email from a Florida man claiming to be the person I had been looking for. What's more, he says he made the original emoji in December 2009 and uploaded it to Something Awful, a website popular in the 2000s for its comedic blog posts and forums. He had no idea his work had turned into a meme until he read my story on Tuesday.  Read more...More about Memes, Slack, Party Parrot, Culture, and Web Culture
1 week ago
A search party of Edmonton parrot lovers patrolled a north Edmonton park from sun up to sun set Monday after a flock of budgies was found perched out in the cold.
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1 week ago
I feel like such a chump. Several years ago, I hadn't planned on buying anything at a Tupperware party that I had agreed to take place in my home (yes, they still exist). But then the hostess told us about this special black-and-white can opener that was available. It didn't cut the top of the can, it popped it up leaving no sharp edges. Well, I immediately imagined all the fake products** I could make with those now-reusable empty cans and bought it for $35. Cut to today: this video shows that any old ordinary can opener can essentially do this same thing by using it horizontally! Ok, to be fair, I haven't tried this new method (mainly because I no longer have ordinary can openers). It could be that it leaves sharp edges but I don't think so. I think my life has been a lie. **On my website, there's an example of one of my empty can pieces. It's called "Mermaid in a Can." (digg) Read the rest
2 weeks ago
After Trent Reznor dissed Ted Cruz at his Nine Inch Nails concert a few days ago, telling his audience that the "pain-in-the-ass" senator "was bugging to get on the guest list, and I told him to fuck off,” the delicate Texas senator went on the defensive. "To all the gullible reporters who are “reporting” that I asked to be on the guest list at a Nine Inch Nails concert: uh, no, NIN is not my music taste. He was clearly joking. And for the record, I also didn’t “drink all his beer” the last time...but I would have! #FakeNews To all the gullible reporters who are “reporting” that I asked to be on the guest list at a Nine Inch Nails concert: uh, no, NIN is not my music taste. He was clearly joking. And for the record, I also didn’t “drink all his beer” the last time...but I would have! #FakeNews https://t.co/ZNr292SCVl — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 29, 2018 When Spin wrote about Reznor's comments yesterday, they had tried to reach out to Cruz for commen...
2 weeks ago
The soon-to-be-released “Mary Poppins Returns” puts a fresh spin on the 1964 original movie, but the world premiere of the Disney sequel Thursday night in Los Angeles was all about the legends. Take Dick Van Dyke. Outfitted with a custom cane bearing the parrot from Poppins’ umbrella, the 92-year-old...
 
2 weeks ago
Flying through the clouds with a black parrot umbrella and holding her signature carpet bag, whimsical British nanny Mary Poppins made her "practically perfect" movie comeback on Thursday, more than 50 years after first charming audiences worldwide.
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3 weeks ago
Olympic snowboarder Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, Que., earned the bronze medal on Saturday in a World Cup women's big air final in Beijing, while Canadian teammate Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., was eighth in his final.
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3 weeks ago
Fox News operates through fear. It operates through emotion. There will be many tense and uncomfortable conversations this weekend in America, and throughout the holiday season. Political disagreement may be inevitable at family gatherings, but one factor in America makes it much worse: Fox News.Since it launched in 1996, Fox News Channel has been one of the most popular cable news networks in the United States. On a given day that approximately 3 million people -- mostly older and almost exclusively white --watch Fox programming. That's more than CNN and MSNBC combined.These viewers are being fed a steady diet of lies and disinformation in the service of an alternate reality where the facts are rejected in favor of right-wing talking points. Media scholars and other researchers have shown that people who watch Fox News actually know less correct information about current events and other important public matters than people who watch other news networks -- or who do not watc...
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3 weeks ago
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with ...
3 weeks ago
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the tropical forest of El Yunque, only two...
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3 weeks ago
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.
3 weeks ago
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico
3 weeks ago
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.
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3 weeks ago
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.
3 weeks ago
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the tropical forest of El Yunque, only […]
November 16th, 2018
A British fire department said firefighters rushed to the scene of a fire alarm only to discover the culprit was actually a parrot mimicking an alarm noise.
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November 15th, 2018
Sporting parrot feathers, possum pelts and seashell necklaces, dozens of people from various tribes in Papua New Guinea serenaded China's president on Friday as he opened a new Chinese-funded road in the poor Pacific Island nation. Xi Jinping unveiled a plaque marking the new "Independence Boulevard" outside Papua New Guinea's parliament, a symbolic show of the Asian giant's growing influence in the region. On the first state visit by a Chinese leader, Papua New Guinea rolled out the red carpet welcome, with a military guard of honour, beats from wooden drums and a royal gun salute.
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November 15th, 2018
When the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) were called about a smoke alarm going off, they leapt into action. However, when they arrived at the scene, they discovered the unlikely source of the alarm. Read Full Article at RT.com
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November 14th, 2018
Animal season is year round! Correct Incorrect Jaguar Correct Incorrect Lion Correct Incorrect Tiger Correct Incorrect Persian Cat Via Getty Correct Incorrect Parrot Correct Incorrect Flamingo Correct Incorrect Eagle Correct Incorrect Blue Jay Via Getty Correct Incorrect Cow Correct Incorrect Horse Correct Incorrect Goat Correct Incorrect Sheep Via Getty Correct Incorrect Camel Correct Incorrect Kangaroo Correct Incorrect Squirrel Correct Incorrect Sloth Via Getty Correct Incorrect Dolphin Correct Incorrect Sea Turtle Correct Incorrect Manatee Correct Incorrect Killer Whale Via Getty Correct Incorrect Baby Raccoon Correct Incorrect Baby Duck Correct Incorrect Baby Deer Correct Incorrect Baby
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November 12th, 2018
Drinks giant Diageo is offloading 19 brands including Parrot Bay rum to US firm Sazerac in a deal worth 550 million US dollars (£428 million).
November 5th, 2018
Former New York Times ombudsman Margaret Sullivan can't believe the media is making the same mistakes it made in the run up to the 2016 election: "Too many journalists allow Trump to lead them around by the nose, which is why you’ve heard so very much about that migrant caravan in recent weeks." With the president as their de facto assignment editor, too many seem to respond “how high?” when Trump says jump. Wide-eyed coverage of his politically driven pet issues — primarily the supposed horrors of immigration — has dominated the past few weeks of news, with a fixation on the refugees coming north through Mexico. ... Journalists too often parrot what the president says, and giddily follow his shiny-object distractions du jour. Singled out for brutal criticism are Axios's Jonathan Swan, The Hill, Fox News and other usual suspects who breathlessly convey Trump's wisdom without skepticism or journalistic acumen. But she also praises other outlets for getting over their squeamis...
October 25th, 2018
The federal Opposition leader is suggesting the Liberals have no intention of beginning the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before next year's election.
October 21st, 2018
Abigail Spanberger, Rep. Dave Brat's (R-VA) opponent in Virginia's 7th District, says amnesty for all 12 million to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States is necessary to "meet the needs of the employers." 
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October 17th, 2018
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Wednesday that President Trump is willing to parrot Saudi Arabia's denials in regards to the fate of a missing Washington Post journalist partly because he is "enamored" with absolute rulers...
October 13th, 2018
With no decent Tottenham football to talk about this weekend, let’s instead focus on the youth. One of the most exciting players in Tottenham’s academy right now is 16-year old strikerTroy Parrott, whom we’ve talked about a couple of times. Spurs snatched him up a year ago and although he’s currently playing in the U18s, the Ireland youth international also has three Premier League 2 — a U23 competition — under his belt. He is starting to make people sit up and take notice. I’ve been keeping an eye on the U19 EURO qualification matches this week — Parrott is Ireland’s star striker with four goals in two games, and the Irish are undefeated at the top of their group with wins over Bosnia & Herzegovina
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October 5th, 2018
More than 60% of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ land-use agreements on its West Los Angeles campus are illegal or improper, a federal audit found, including leases for a Los Angeles city dog park and ballfields, Red Cross offices, a Shakespeare festival, a parrot sanctuary and the private...
October 5th, 2018
Nature seems to have a habit of surprising us. Or perhaps it's just that we forget that animals don't read the books we write about them
October 3rd, 2018
The next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 12.1, is shaping up to be quite an interesting update.  On Tuesday, Apple announced that the update will include more than 70 new emoji. Most important of these, of course, is the llama emoji.  SEE ALSO: 5 features of macOS Mojave that will level up your Mac experience Besides the tiny digital representation of this friendly, furry creature, new iOS emoji include new characters with red, gray and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, a bunch of other animals (swan, raccoon, parrot, etc), and emoji representing sports (softball, lacrosse, etc) and food (cupcakes, donuts, mango, etc). Check the GIF below for a quick taste of what's to come.  Read more...More about Iphone, Ios, Emoji, Ios 12.1, and Tech
September 29th, 2018
In a classic Monty Python skit, an angry man walks into a pet shop carrying the stiffened corpse of a parrot nailed to its perch.
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