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twilightsglow

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I just found out that blizzard we had at the end of November, the one that covered everything with ice and knocked out the power, was named Winter Storm Bruce :eek:
 

twilightsglow

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Most orange tabby cats are male.

The gene for orange fur is found on the X chromosome, so female cats need to inherit 2 of these genes to be orange. Male cats only need one orange gene to be orange.
 

twilightsglow

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"The Manx hails from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, and many Manx are tailless, a condition believed to have been caused by a dominant genetic mutation that spread among the island's cat population." - PAGE A DAY 2019 Cat Calendar

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twilightsglow

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Chicago will be colder than Antarctica, Mount Everest and Siberia this week

Chicago is expected to have one of its coldest days on record this week, with temperatures on Wednesday forecasted to reach historic lows typically seen in some of the globe's most chilling locations.

According to a local CBS station, low temperatures are expected to reach 20 degrees below zero on Wednesday, which would reportedly be the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Windy City on Jan. 30.

Chicago is also expected to see a high of 12 below zero on Wednesday, which would also reportedly be the coldest high temperature ever recorded in the city.

The forecasts would reportedly place Chicago among some of the world's frostiest sites, including the South Pole, which is expected to see a high temperature of 4 below zero on the same day.

Barrow, Alaska, which is located north of the Arctic Circle, is expected to see a high of 7 below zero on Wednesday, and Zackenberg Station, Greenland, will reportedly reach 11 below zero, CBS 2 noted.

Even the summit of Mount Everest is expected to be warmer than Chicago on Wednesday with an expected high of 30, it added, and parts of Siberia are also expected to see higher temperatures than the city that day.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) has warned of a "potentially historic winter storm that will bring extreme cold to our state" on Wednesday, according to CNN.

:rolleyes:
 

twilightsglow

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They found part of a manuscript from the 13th century about King Arthur and Merlin :cool:

The story was written in Old French and someone had made it into endpapers for a book.
Then, centuries later, someone else made those endpapers into flyleaves. o_O

You can see Merlin's name to the left of the person's finger.

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twilightsglow

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I have a black cat with some white patches. It turns out the white patches have special names.

A white patch on the chest is a locket, small white spots on the stomach are buttons, and a large white patch on the lower abdomen is called a bikini.

This has been your random cat fact for the day anorak.png
 
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