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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kafiristan (Australia), Jan 6, 2010 at 21:44

Jules Posten writes:

"i recall the stories about the ostrich, a large flightless bird of Australia. in times of danger, the ostrich buries his head in the sand, so it cannot see the approaching danger, which means to the bird brain that it's safe. i cannot say for certain if the ostrich actually does bury it head to escape peril, or if this tale is just a myth, among the native folk lore of down under."

Sorry, can't let this one by - Australia's large flightless bird is called an 'emu'. It does not bury its head in the sand. In times of danger it often kicks viciously.

http://www.awpc.org.au/other_fauna/emus.htm

Ostriches are native to Africa.

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