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Monday, July 6, 2009

What Do You See?


Did you know the act of cloud watching is called nephelococcygia? The word comes from "The Birds," a play by Aristophanes written in 414 B.C. In this play, birds see shapes in the clouds. Another character basically tells them that are crazy for imagining this...hence the term nephelococcygia or “cloud cuckooland.”

2 comments:

Bazil Lee said...

Is it a Canada Goose?

Rosemary said...

I think it's a swan.