Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fact of the Day: Running Emu

Despite being birds, emus cannot fly. However they were pretty good runners. They can sprint as fast as 31mph/50kmh and can travel long distances. 

20 comments:

  1. they are unique from their kind. they stand-out :)

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  2. Have they got wings? I can´t see in this picture. Anyway...they are so athletics!! Kisses:)

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  3. We came across emus in our travels today..on the side of the road, wild ones.

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  4. Emus always make me giggle...don't know why....

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  5. I wouldn't like to have one like that running after me. Once saw such an enu on the highway.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  6. Cool detail! How come you don't like candles? Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  7. Well at least they got one up on penguins

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  8. They are extraordinary birds. I have seen them at zoos.

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  9. And Blue Emu soothes sore muscles.
    At least that's what Johnny Bench.
    Course, he could be fulla crap.

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  10. I'm glad they can't fly. Can you imagine one of those critters flying overhead and pooping on you?

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  11. Good info on the Emu:) I read your comment at Blue's blog about nine year old's and guns. I'm in North Carolina and know exactly where you're coming from.

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  12. 31mph... So how come it's so fat? ;)

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  13. A few years back, Emu raising was all the rage...people paid big money for a pair and then waited for them to lay eggs and they could get big dollars for the young.
    My son and son in law both raised them, made a little money on them and then got out of the business. There's just not that big a market and the bottom fell out of the money.

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