Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Musical Swan

The bird Swan's name is ultimately derived from a Indo-European root word "swen" which means "to sound" or "sing". 

22 comments:

Christine said...

Another interesting tidbit!

Kay said...

I wonder if a swan sings and what it would sound like.

Cloudia said...

Another cool fact, Adam


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Bob Bushell said...

Great knowledge.

Cassandra Too said...

Wow this is cool.


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Anonymous said...

Interesting then that there are mute swans.

Lucy said...

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Margaret-whiteangel said...

Swans are beautiful & graceful..that's an interesting fact you have.

Emmylou said...

Did not know this, and I love swans!

Elisabeth said...

In Swedish we say there is a type of swan called Singing Swan, so I guess that's like singing x 2! Funny! The swan is Finland's national bird so I liked this detail. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Don't get me wrong, I've lived abroad for years but nowadays I prefer to stay home and travel at the most for a week at a time...

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CiCi said...

Even the meaning behind the name Swan is pretty. Thanks for another tidbit of info.

Pat said...

That's interesting. I don't think swans "sing". They DO honk!

Julie Ann Lozada said...

very interesting info! )

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DEZMOND said...

we do like swans, we called them 'labud' here in my country

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!
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PARTOFSTREET said...

really? interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting. These are such beautiful and graceful birds!

Breathtaking said...

This must be where the expression Swan's Song comes from!

Unknown said...

You learn something new everyday!

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Anna-Alina said...

Wow, it's really interesting fact! They are so beautiful and pretty birds!

Anna-Alina said...

Wow, it's really interesting fact! They are so beautiful and pretty birds!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Very pretty birds!