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to even discuss CBD with their patients’ owners. attached radio transmitters to several, and then
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How to Create an BIRDS IN TROUBLE (cont’d) Answers on page 7
Ethical Will
• What was probably the world’s largest ever 1. How many pounds of excrement will a single
Dear Savvy Senior, flock of birds passed over Ontario, Canada, in pigeon produce each year?
Can you write a column on ethical wills and how 1866. Composed of perhaps 3 billion passenger 2. What percent of newly hatched eagles reach
to make one? The attorney that made up my will pigeons, the flock darkened the skies and was adulthood?
recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the a mile wide and more than 300 miles (483 km) 3. This state has more birds on the endangered
intentions of my will, as well as express my thoughts long. It took 14 hours to pass a single point in species list than any other state.
and feelings, but I don’t know where to start. southern Ontario. It may have been the largest 4. This bird gets its name from the Latin word
Interested Senior assembly of any animal on the planet ever, with meaning “one who rips things up.”
perhaps only locusts topping it for sheer num- 5. True or false: female songbirds prefer males with
Dear Interested, bers. It’s been estimated that 40% of all birds the best songs.
An ethical will – also referred to as a legacy letter – that existed were passenger pigeons. Their
can be a valuable complement to your legal will, as droppings nourished entire forests. Due to over- Answers on Page 7
well as a wonderful gift to your family or other loved hunting, the passenger pigeon went extinct in
ones. Here’s what you should know along with some 1914. 1. True or false: Only male canaries sing
tips to help you make one. • In 1958, Chairman Mao Zedong of China de- 2. True or false: Every species of woodpecker
clared that since every sparrow ate an average has its own distinctive drumming rat-a-tat
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Unlike a last will and testament, which tells your 1 million sparrows would free up enough grain “Mr. Piano”
loved ones (and the legal world) what you want them to feed 60,000 people. The entire country was
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Guam has an estimated 3,000 brown tree snakes
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are resources available to help you, or you can ex- birds that used to inhabit the island are extinct.
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skyrocketed, and there are now 40 times more
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To craft an ethical will, start by jotting down some ing islands. The forests of Guam are in decline
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REMARKABLE PEOPLE Unscrambled on Page 8


Solution on page 8 • When a large cave was found in Kentucky, at 3 out these
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serves of saltpeter, used in the manufacture of GUN SHOW
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• Floyd Collins began methodically exploring
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opening that he’d been working on expanding
for weeks. With nothing but a kerosene lantern
and a rope, he dropped into a skinny tunnel and
slithered through a narrow downward-sloping
chimney until he entered a large underground
room. When his lantern began to sputter, he
headed out. But as he worked his way through
the tight passage, the ceiling collapsed. One
large rock landed on his legs, while gravel and
sand filled in the spaces around his legs. He
was trapped.
• It took more than a day for a friend of his to
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the cave close enough to yell, confirming that
Floyd was trapped. He took the news back to
Floyd’s family. Floyd was 60 feet (18 m) below
the surface, at the end of a claustrophobic 140-
foot (43 m) twisting tunnel, lying on his back
in an opening the size of a coffin, with his legs
trapped. (continued on next page)

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• Floyd’s brother Homer wriggled into the cave
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OWNER with a jack, spending hours trying to remove
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A second California Disney theme Q: Why do birds fly south in the winter? • Two months later, Floyd Collins’ body was
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functioned as Disneyland’s parking
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3 cups (15 ounces) diced raw potatoes
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3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
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