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3 years ago
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 MALACHITE BUTTERFLY Click to Mix and Solve
i managed this jigsaw in 10.42 minutes using the 100 piece classic
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Have our American friends ever seen these butterflies?
Trivia about this insect:

Siproeta stelenes, commonly known as the Malachite, is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly (family Nymphalidae). The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the uppersides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in colour to the bright green on the butterfly's wings. The wingspread is typically between 8.5 and 10 cm (3.3 and 3.9 in).
The malachite is found throughout Central and northern South America, where it is one of the most common butterfly species.
Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. Females lay eggs on the new leaves of plants in the Acanthaceae family, especially ruellia. The larvae are horned, spiny black caterpillars with red markings.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachite_Butterfly

Malachite Butterfly Jigsaw
3 years ago

I got this in 7:30 using the 48-piece

3 years ago

8:17

3 years ago

hi martha and john thanks for playing - hope you both had fun

DO YOU KNOW...
3 years ago

DO YOU KNOW... WHICH ACTOR appeared in both the feature film and the tv series "MASH"?
Highlight the green strip for the answer:
Gary Burghoff played Walter "Radar" O'Reilly in both.
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http://www.funtrivia.com/

3 years ago

DO YOU KNOW...
... to what Nyasaland was renamed in 1964?
This landlocked country is in southeast Africa, was founded in 1907, and is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa"
The answer is below in the green strip:
Nyasaland was renamed to Malawi in 1964

3 years ago

Thanks for the puzzle, Jenny! Solved it 6:47.

3 years ago

Thank you, Jenny!   

3 years ago

WELL DONE DEBORAH...
Many thanks for the ENCOURAGEMENT, ERIN...

3 years ago

 

 

 Do You Know Which Composer?  
Which composer studied law initially but then became one of Finland's most productive musicians. He said of his music, that he liked to create internal harmony. He was the composer of Finlandia.
The ANSWER can be found when you highlight the green bar below:
Jean Sibelius

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3 years ago

 

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Which H word...
... is the term used to describe an otter's den?
Also an occasional name for a fox den.

 

 

 


For the answer, highlight the green bar below:
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An otter's den is a holt.

3 years ago

 

DO YOU KNOW THIS PHOBIA?
Ailurophobia is the fear of a certain animal - in all colours, not just black! Which animal?
(This Q was adapted from funtrivia )
The answer can be read by highlighting the green bar below:
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
Want more information?
Check out the dark red bar below:
'Aílouros' is Greek for cat. This fear usually refers to domestic cats, rather than lions, panthers, etc. A fear of big cats (or of both big, wild cats and small domestic cats) might sometimes be called felinophobia. Some prominent sufferers of ailurophobia were Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XVI of France.

3 years ago

Oh Jenny, I had to give up the puzzle, and the only one I new was the phobia one. Oh... not to worry...  Lol. Hugs.        

 

3 years ago

Sorry I've been MIA... will keep up with posting duties as much as I can. Love to all, and thanks for all of your kind wishes.

The Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii)
Click to Mix and Solve
The Green Thorntail is a small hummingbird that is a resident breeder from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. It has mainly green upperparts, a white rump band and a blackish lower rump and tail. It weighs just 3g. The 10cm long male has the long wire-like tail that gives this species its name and green underparts. The 7.5cm long female lacks the long tail and has blackish underparts with a green breast band. She has conspicuous white moustaches.
The Green Thorntail is usually silent, but may give a quiet 'chip'. These birds visit small flowers including those of epiphytes and shrubs, and also take tiny flies and wasps. Breeding males perch on open branches and may give a dive display.
All hummingbirds lay two white eggs incubated by the female alone.
Hummings birds can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second. They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Thorntail
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2011-04-20

3 years ago

QUIZ: TEN QUICK QUESTIONS
i got these from http://www.funtrivia.com/

  1. Who is credited with being the creator of 'Star Trek'?
    Gene Wilder, Gene Roddenberry, Gene Simmons 
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  2. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won an amazing eight gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008. His eight gold medals broke whose record of seven?
    Mark Spitz, Michael Spinks, Eric Heiden 
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  3. The election of Margaret Thatcher as the first female British prime minister, the removal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin from office, and the retirement of Muhammad Ali from boxing were events in what year?
    1969, 1979, 1999 
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  4. What bodily function can result in an emission that may travel at 85% the speed of sound?
    urination, a cough, a sneeze 
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  5. Chuck Wepner, an underdog boxer who lasted the full fifteen rounds against Muhammad Ali in a 1975 bout, is said to have been the inspiration for which fictional character portrayed by Sylvester Stallone?
    J
    ohn Rambo, Rocky Balboa, Judge Dredd 
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  6. Sheet Bend, Spanish Bowline and Monkey's Fist are all types of what?
    waxing procedures, candy bars, knots 
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  7. This cultural anthropologist is famous for her groundbreaking work on sex roles. Her most well known book is "Coming of Age in Samoa". Who is this person?
    Margaret Mead, Germaine Greer, Marilyn Monroe 
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  8. I am a bird native to Australia and New Guinea, famous for my loud laughing call. I am a member of the kingfisher family, what am I?
    kestrel, kingfisher, kookaburra 
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  9. What movie star, of "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon", did Peter impersonate on the series "The Brady Bunch"?
    Martin Sheen, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne 
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  10. I am a member of the Australian Defence Force. If someone came up to me and called me a 'RAAFie', which branch of the services am I in?
    Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Army 
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Answers follow - highlight the blank area to make them visible.

3 years ago

ANSWERS FOR QUIZ: TEN QUICK QUESTIONS
Answers are white on white. Highlight to make them visible.

  1. answer: Gene Roddenberry
  2. answer: Mark Spitz
  3. answer: 1979
  4. answer: a sneeze
  5. answer: Rocky Balboa
  6. answer: knots
  7. answer: Margaret Mead
  8. answer: Kookaburra
  9. answer: Humphrey Bogart
  10. answer: Royal Australian Air Force

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