Volume 6 Issue 3
October 1999



November is National Peanut Butter Lover's Month!

Crossing one's fingers for luck started as a way of simulating a cross--a symbol which was believed to ward off evil spirits.

How do homing pigeons find their way back?

Homing pigeons find their way back by being trained. They have no instinctive desire to return to their place of origin. Birds' migratory movement, (Webelos learn about bird flyways) is innate, the homing behavior is learned. Homing pigeons have a natural desire to return to the nest. The trainer starts by teaching the bird to return over a distance as short as fifty feet and then increases the distance until homing is achieved.

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